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Old 11-10-2017, 07:17 AM   #1
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Missing Remote Key?

I recently purchased a 98 986 with 102K miles. It came with 2 manual keys-the kind with the push button light in the cover, but no remote button. I had to replace batteries and covers and both keys work fine in all locks. My question is, would this car have come with only manual keys eg was keyless remote an option? Or, am I missing the correct key with remote? Is there a way to check?
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I recently purchased a 98 986 with 102K miles. It came with 2 manual keys-the kind with the push button light in the cover, but no remote button. I had to replace batteries and covers and both keys work fine in all locks. My question is, would this car have come with only manual keys eg was keyless remote an option? Or, am I missing the correct key with remote? Is there a way to check?
Remote entry was an option on that car, yours may simply not have it.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:42 AM   #3
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Check the options sticker on the underside of the hood/frunk lid. I think option M532 "deleted remote control anti-theft device" means it came from the factory without remote locking.
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Be happy you got 2 keys, manual or remote. A lot of us only got 1 and I'm pretty sure my daughter (First born) would protest trading her in for a 2nd key
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Here is a photo of my options sticker. Does anyone know how to read this and determine if I should have keyless entry? I think I have a pretty basic car.
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Here is a photo of my options sticker. Does anyone know how to read this and determine if I should have keyless entry? I think I have a pretty basic car.
It says you don't have remote entry, it was an option in your model year.

222 Traction control
224 Auto braking diff
454 Cruise
498 No model designation - Rear
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Thanks to all, mystery solved. I was kind of liking the retro feel of the manual key anyway. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something
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Actually one more question. Does that meant there is no alarm as well?
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Actually one more question. Does that meant there is no alarm as well?
Yes..........
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What is 224 Auto Braking Diff ?
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What is 224 Auto Braking Diff ?
An early attempt at traction and stability control using the rear brakes to moderate the situation. Not overly successful, it was quickly replaced by the PSM system, which worked very well.
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If you fancy adding your own alarm and/or keyless entry, it's pretty easy... 3rd Party Keyless Entry DIY (Why Not?)
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What is option 502 . My car must be very basic because thats the only option I have.
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502 - Produced at Valmet plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland

https://www.stuttcars.com/technical/option-codes/
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502 - Produced at Valmet plant in Uusikaupunki, Finland

https://www.stuttcars.com/technical/option-codes/
Is that a good thing?

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