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Old 02-15-2015, 08:15 AM   #1
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I found this key and data tag among the stuff in a box of documents that came with my new-to-me 2000 Boxster base. Can I get a key made, or programmed, using the information on this tag?
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Old 02-16-2015, 05:30 AM   #2
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Nobody?

Nobody caresto comment? Csn i take these to a dealer and get a key programmed or do I need to take the car too?
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If I recall correctly (and I may be entirely wrong here), that code is definitely useful for getting a new key made and remote/Immobilizer programmed. However, I think that it may still entail a trip to the dealer for it to be coded with the cluster.
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I wonder if that's the "valet" key? I don't have one and have never seen one but most cars come with one that only unlocks doors/starts car. No trunk access, etc..
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yes I had the same thing in my 03 boxster...I brought that key to the dealer and all I had to do was buy the key fob..and they program it for me...save that tag cause it saves you a lot of headache in the future.
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fyi.. that key will open the doors but it wont turn on the car
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:12 AM   #7
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If I recall correctly (and I may be entirely wrong here), that code is definitely useful for getting a new key made and remote/Immobilizer programmed. However, I think that it may still entail a trip to the dealer for it to be coded with the cluster.
OK, thank you very much for the info!
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I wonder if that's the "valet" key? I don't have one and have never seen one but most cars come with one that only unlocks doors/starts car. No trunk access, etc..
I'll try it some day, but I suspect you're right....there's no insides to this key, so no chip etc.
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yes I had the same thing in my 03 boxster...I brought that key to the dealer and all I had to do was buy the key fob..and they program it for me...save that tag cause it saves you a lot of headache in the future.
Beautiful, thank you! I also have another spare main key that was never programmed, according to the previous owner.
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fyi.. that key will open the doors but it wont turn on the car
Thanks very much!
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That code is only good for the key to which it was attached. Its only use would be to program said key into a new or different immobilizer.
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That code is only good for the key to which it was attached. Its only use would be to program said key into a new or different immobilizer.
Really. Well in that case it's not much use to me!
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fyi.. that key will open the doors but it wont turn on the car
What would be the point of a key that can open the doors but not turn the car on? Most vehicles have a valet key - but the point of a valet key is so the valet can park your car - but not get access to trunks and glove boxes. What am I missing here with this idea?
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In the car industry, if it's a valet key, then you can use it to open the door and start the engine but you cannot open the glovebox- equivalently, the center console. I had a key programmed for $60 in my area, cheapest of three dealership - A FIVE MIN JOB!

I don't have a valet key but that key looks like it has a transponder chip w/ the little nub sticking out parallel to key shaft.
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What would be the point of a key that can open the doors but not turn the car on? Most vehicles have a valet key - but the point of a valet key is so the valet can park your car - but not get access to trunks and glove boxes. What am I missing here with this idea?
To lock the doors when you are at the beach?
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