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Old 02-21-2021, 06:07 PM   #1
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Lost key, replacement options?

So I lost my keys 5 days ago and have finally decided that they're gone. Called the local porsche dealership and they quoted $400 for the key and then $150 to pair it to my car, and that's not even considering towing fees (not even sure if my car can be towed where it is + the parking brake is up and it's 1st gear) I'd love any insight ya'll would have into the situation as I'm pretty young and this is my first car and have never dealt with anything like this, much less with porsche. Thank y'all in advance

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Old 02-21-2021, 06:51 PM   #2
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If you have no keys, you don't have a lot of options

In addition to getting the key physically cut, it has to be programmed to the car, and that requires not only a Porsche PWIS, but the security codes that can only be gotten from a dealer.

What you were quoted is pretty much inline with other Porsche dealers. The $150 programming is a little high, but not unusual
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So I lost my keys 5 days ago and have finally decided that they're gone. Called the local porsche dealership and they quoted $400 for the key and then $150 to pair it to my car, and that's not even considering towing fees (not even sure if my car can be towed where it is + the parking brake is up and it's 1st gear) I'd love any insight ya'll would have into the situation as I'm pretty young and this is my first car and have never dealt with anything like this, much less with porsche. Thank y'all in advance
Welcome to the forum. Maybe ask the dealer if they'll cut you a deal for two keys.

Oh, the word Porsche is CAPITALIZED.
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Oh, the word Porsche is CAPITALIZED.
OUCH!!

Good idea to get 2 keys at the same time
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t there a cheaper key option that does not have any buttons that could just be used to manually lock/unlock the door?

I totally understand the key still needs to be cut and programmed, but would cut the cost of the key down as $400 seems steep.
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So I lost my keys 5 days ago and have finally decided that they're gone. Called the local porsche dealership and they quoted $400 for the key and then $150 to pair it to my car, and that's not even considering towing fees (not even sure if my car can be towed where it is + the parking brake is up and it's 1st gear) I'd love any insight ya'll would have into the situation as I'm pretty young and this is my first car and have never dealt with anything like this, much less with porsche. Thank y'all in advance
It can be safely flat bedded; they will put wheel dollies under each wheel to allow it to roll up onto the flat bed to get it to the dealer you choose.

You might be able to find a cheaper key somewhere, but the car cannot be coded to accept it without the Ipass codes that come from the dealer and the PIWIS diagnostic tool to do the coding. If you want to get this done, just bite the bullet and pay the dealer's price.
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A couple years ago, after receiving oxygen and recovering from getting the price of a new remote key at my local dealer!!

I purchased 2 spare basic keys that have just the light and no locking buttons.
Part # 996-637-041-01 and #996-583-531-00 Only $138.50 for the pair.

The dealer programed them for an additional $88.50

I find inserting the key and turning the lock is not that difficult. I do have to open the door to release the frunk and trunk.
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A couple years ago, after receiving oxygen and recovering from getting the price of a new remote key at my local dealer!!

I purchased 2 spare basic keys that have just the light and no locking buttons.
Part # 996-637-041-01 and #996-583-531-00 Only $138.50 for the pair.

The dealer programed them for an additional $88.50

I find inserting the key and turning the lock is not that difficult. I do have to open the door to release the frunk and trunk.
A remote key also activates the security and alarm system
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Maybe it varies with the model year, but my basic keys activate and deactivate the alarm system when I lock or unlock the door.
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Are those able to turn on the car?
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Yes, they do everything the remote key does just no buttons.
Manually lock / unlock the door, set and shut off the alarm, Raise and lower windows, start and stop the engine.
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Here's a photo of the basic key.
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Maybe the ECU Doctor could help. Send them your ecu and immobilizer?

Just a thought, maybe a reach.
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Yes, they do everything the remote key does just no buttons.
Manually lock / unlock the door, set and shut off the alarm, Raise and lower windows, start and stop the engine.
not exactly, it doesn't remote lock/unlock the doors or open the trunk or frunk

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