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Old 03-28-2012, 11:33 PM   #1
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Hello there!
Does anyone in the SF Bay Area/South Bay have the ability to program keys? I've got a 2001 Boxster S and my key is starting to fail... It's eats batteries like crazy! So I got a new key and need it coded. Please contact me for time and money!

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I think you have to go to your local Official Porsche Centre to have your key programmed to your car.....
Not cheap, but at least its guaranteed to work.
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Hello there!
Does anyone in the SF Bay Area/South Bay have the ability to program keys? I've got a 2001 Boxster S and my key is starting to fail... It's eats batteries like crazy! So I got a new key and need it coded. Please contact me for time and money!

Thanks!

...Joe
If you swap out the ID chip (and key blade) from your old key into the new one, there should be no need to get it reprogrammed -- when you open up the key, it will look like a small "seed" that you can just move -- it's a passive transponder, so isn't attached to the power source.

See the Pelican write up on how to perform a Key-ectomy.

Pelican Technical Article: Replacing a**** Porsche Key Head
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Old 03-29-2012, 05:55 AM   #5
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No need for a dealer at all. Actually, I don't know of many who would go to the dealer simply to get a little key programmed in. Just find an garage that has a Porsche Piwis Tester "KTS520" and you are in for about a $50 job. Normally if you ask for your car to be serviced (oil, etc) they will just do it for free. Takes aprox 2 min e.g. deleting old key codes (if any) and reprograming your new one.

The Porsche Piwis Tester KTS520 looks like below. Anyone who does super/sport cars, porsche, has one. Just rign a few and ask if they have this unit in-house and just go for it.



In my region, nobody buy the rip-off and useless "READ ONLY" durametric kit. We just buy the above kit and end of the story About the same price if you know where to get it (Kts520 Diagnostic Tool-Kts520 Diagnostic Tool Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.com)
very interesting.
i have the Durametric and very happy with it.
what are the functions you can do with this one (that you cannot do with the Durametric) and how much it cost?
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Old 03-29-2012, 09:54 AM   #6
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tried one of the links on Alibaba.
this is the email i got back:


Hi Meir ,
Thanks for pay attention to our item PIWIS KTS520 ,
this is Vivian ,nice to help you .

Unit price USD1790/pc ,newest version V29 ,hard drive for IBM T30 and Dell D630 available .
Shipping cost free shipping by DHL to USA .you will get it in 3-4 days

Payment Terms :TT,Western union or Paypal
Delivery Time:in 1-2 working day after got the payment
Quality Warranty: Two year
Min Purchase amount: 1 pieces

PS : However,if you read my email,any comments,please feel free to contact with me.
I am looking forward to hear from you soonest.


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i guess i whould buy it if i own a shop, or is the re a way to get it cheaper mate?
Durametric costs 300-700 $
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Hello there!
Does anyone in the SF Bay Area/South Bay have the ability to program keys? I've got a 2001 Boxster S and my key is starting to fail... It's eats batteries like crazy! So I got a new key and need it coded. Please contact me for time and money!

Thanks!

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I have a 2003 Boxster, and got a new key/fob made for it at Sonnen Porsche in Mill Valley. Cost about $400. It took only a couple of hours.
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On a related topic .. my key blade broke off .. luckily I had two keys so I'm fine right now .. but would like to replace the broken one just in case.

Is the dealer my only option ?
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On a related topic .. my key blade broke off .. luckily I had two keys so I'm fine right now .. but would like to replace the broken one just in case.

Is the dealer my only option ?
I think Audi shops can cut the key blade, too.
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No need for a dealer at all. Actually, I don't know of many who would go to the dealer simply to get a little key programmed in. Just find an garage that has a Porsche Piwis Tester "KTS520" and you are in for about a $50 job. Normally if you ask for your car to be serviced (oil, etc) they will just do it for free. Takes aprox 2 min e.g. deleting old key codes (if any) and reprograming your new one.

The Porsche Piwis Tester KTS520 looks like below. Anyone who does super/sport cars, porsche, has one. Just rign a few and ask if they have this unit in-house and just go for it.



In my region, nobody buy the rip-off and useless "READ ONLY" durametric kit. We just buy the above kit and end of the story About the same price if you know where to get it (Kts520 Diagnostic Tool-Kts520 Diagnostic Tool Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.com)
I forgot the name of the shop, but there's one at
1900 Old Middlefield Way in Mountain View, who has a PIWIS
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:56 AM   #11
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In my region, nobody buy the rip-off and useless "READ ONLY" durametric kit. We just buy the above kit and end of the story About the same price if you know where to get it (Kts520 Diagnostic Tool-Kts520 Diagnostic Tool Manufacturers, Suppliers and Exporters on Alibaba.com)
Could you give us the shop/site where you got yours from? I would be weary buying from China as there are a plethora of fake/counterfeit goods. I actually plan on going to Shanghai and Beijing in 3 months to see family. Perhaps I could even drop by to see Madmods in Shanghai and have a beer or two.

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Thanks for all the ideas! I was hoping I could take out my pc board/battery and replace it with a different one, from a key I just bought. But, it does not seem to work that way. I left in my blade/transponder and replaced the pc board/battery unit and the fob does not work. So it seems the my board is somehow paired with my transponder? Doesn't seem right, but that's the way it's working. So I'm using the old pc board, which is eating batteries about one every two weeks.. I'll have to get the new key coded.. I think.
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i googled a document about programming key with PIWIS
it says it works on Panamera
https://www.facebook.com/lindaobd/posts/1549024145346584
i not sure if it works on 986
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Sent you a PM about local programming

You need new electronics. I think you can buy them cheap from Suncoast Porsche
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The local Porsche dealer here charges $75 to program a new key fob.
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The Bosch KTS 520 is a diagnostic tool, not a programmer!

If you want to have your key reprogrammed go to a authorized Posche dealer. Give him the reserve key (small one without IR) incl. the code card and vin of your car and he will reprogram it for you.
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The local Porsche dealer here charges $75 to program a new key fob.
Which dealer? Aristocrat?
That's a lot cheaper than I thought.
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Which dealer? Aristocrat?
That's a lot cheaper than I thought.
Correct. They wanted $200 for the the fob. Got one new off eBay for $130.

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