Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2019, 11:38 AM   #1
mrw
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 6
activate ignition key

I have a 'cut' key with chip for my 1999 Boxter. Are there other options besides the dealer for activating the chip?
mrw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: It's a kind of magic.....
Posts: 5,123
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrw View Post
I have a 'cut' key with chip for my 1999 Boxter. Are there other options besides the dealer for activating the chip?
None, the key carries an RFID chip that must be coded into the immobilizer system for the car to accept the key; that requires a PST II, PIWIS, and the iPass code for the new key.
__________________
Anything really new is invented only in one’s youth. Later, one becomes more experienced, more famous – and more stupid.” - Albert Einstein
JFP in PA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 03:23 PM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Laval QC
Posts: 112
If you have one working key there are third parties that can clone the "pill" that is in the key. I have done this with 2 boxsters.
__________________
Grant
Green 2000 Boxster 5-speed
1978 928 auto
1987 924S 5-speed (Sold)
Blue 2000 Boxster 5-speed (Sold)
elgyqc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 03:53 PM   #4
Who's askin'?
 
maytag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,274
Quote:
Originally Posted by elgyqc View Post
If you have one working key there are third parties that can clone the "pill" that is in the key. I have done this with 2 boxsters.
Is this true? That's not been my understanding before this.
How do I find someone who'll do this, and what's the savings versus a dealer?
(A key and programming from the dealer here is a $500 nut!)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
maytag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 04:03 PM   #5
1998 Boxster Silver/Red
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: 92262
Posts: 1,212
Quote:
Originally Posted by maytag View Post
Is this true? That's not been my understanding before this.
How do I find someone who'll do this, and what's the savings versus a dealer?
(A key and programming from the dealer here is a $500 nut!)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
I'd be interested...
__________________
1998 Porsche Boxster
1986 BMW 325es
2012 Ford Edge Sport

"Ignore the guilt, and take your turn"
Starter986 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2019, 08:52 PM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: LB, Germany
Posts: 1,330
The tansponders can be cloned.
__________________
https://986fans.de
Smallblock454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2019, 09:35 AM   #7
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 17
pill

I would be interested to know too, as I have two extra keys but only one pill
MaddogsMotorSports is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2019, 03:41 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Laval QC
Posts: 112
Quote:
Originally Posted by maytag View Post
Is this true? That's not been my understanding before this.
How do I find someone who'll do this, and what's the savings versus a dealer?
(A key and programming from the dealer here is a $500 nut!)

Sent from my SM-G970U using Tapatalk
I went to a place in Montreal with my Boxster and my working key. It took about a half hour and I got a second key that starts the car and opens the door mechanically for $172.46 CDN. They cut a new key blade then clone the pill.
I went through the list of local shops that clone keys and found only a couple that could do my 2000 Boxster. I have had them do this for my 2 Boxsters.
I can give you the information on the shop... but as I said they need the car and the key so it won't work by mail!
__________________
Grant
Green 2000 Boxster 5-speed
1978 928 auto
1987 924S 5-speed (Sold)
Blue 2000 Boxster 5-speed (Sold)
elgyqc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page