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Old 01-10-2007, 06:55 PM   #1
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Will this key work for me

I have been using a key with 2 buttons on my 2001 car. I see people on ebay selling 3 button keys for my cars year model. Will these 3 button keys work for me too or should I just play it safe with a 2 button key? TIA!

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Old 01-10-2007, 07:59 PM   #2
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Are talking about this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PORSCHE-3-BUTTON-KEYLESS-ENTRY-KEY-FOB-REMOTE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33723QQihZ009QQi temZ190070061834QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW#ebayphotoh osting

If you do not have the service tag that comes with the key brand new then you are wasting your money, can not be reprogrammed without the code.

And what would you use the third button for?

Save yourself the headache and buy a new one, maybe that slick Carrera GT style FOB

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search.cgi?command=show_part_page&please_wait=N&make=POR&model=996M&section=MISCLL&page=11&bookmark=39&part_number=996-538-531-00-OEM
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:38 PM   #3
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The 3 button remote started for model year 2001.

But without a bit more info it is like you asking on an internet message board if your shoes would fit someone in my house.
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:50 PM   #4
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Are talking about this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PORSCHE-3-BUTTON-KEYLESS-ENTRY-KEY-FOB-REMOTE_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33723QQihZ009QQi temZ190070061834QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW#ebayphotoh osting

If you do not have the service tag that comes with the key brand new then you are wasting your money, can not be reprogrammed without the code.

And what would you use the third button for?

Save yourself the headache and buy a new one, maybe that slick Carrera GT style FOB

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/ksearch/PEL_search.cgi?command=show_part_page&please_wait=N&make=POR&model=996M&section=MISCLL&page=11&bookmark=39&part_number=996-538-531-00-OEM
Hi,

I like it! Will it even work and be programmable for a Boxster I wonder? $134.50 is a little steep though...

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Old 01-10-2007, 08:52 PM   #5
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The 3 button remote started for model year 2001.

But without a bit more info it is like you asking on an internet message board if your shoes would fit someone in my house.
Hi! Umm...what other info would you need to know?
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:40 PM   #6
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Why would you need a three button remote?

Umm...

let's see...

1. door locks
2. front trunk
3. rear trunk

I'm glad my 2001 came with a three button remote! It's hella handy!
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:07 PM   #7
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Why would you need a three button remote?

Umm...

let's see...

1. door locks
2. front trunk
3. rear trunk

I'm glad my 2001 came with a three button remote! It's hella handy!
Do you think the 3 button remote will work for my car?
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How is it you have a 2 button remote. Is the control unit under the seat the original.

As stated above, watch out for used ebay keys. The paper tag with the 24 digit code is for the remote. But also to start the car you need a key learning code and a PST2/PIWIS, or swap the "pill."
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How is it you have a 2 button remote. Is the control unit under the seat the original.

As stated above, watch out for used ebay keys. The paper tag with the 24 digit code is for the remote. But also to start the car you need a key learning code and a PST2/PIWIS, or swap the "pill."
When I got the car, I was only given 1 key and it was a 2 button remote. I have no idea if the control unit under the seat is the original. You we're warning about used ebay keys but how about the ones being sold on ebay that are new? Will those automatically come complete with the 24 digit code and also the key learning code?
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you need to email the seller, if the digits are not included then skip it

maybe give this a try?
http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=12195

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