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Old 05-20-2016, 07:51 PM   #1
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Buying w/in 48 hours-current key prices?

I did search this subject before posting here, but could not find an answer to my question so I am asking here. I'm buying an S in a day or two. (2001, S, 34K, Stuttgart.)
Only one key, and the door unlock button doesn't work on it. So, I am getting one brand new key, programmed, and the second key will be everything good out of the original key made up into a new key. Total price for both is $700.xx

My question: is this price in the realm of reality or is this just ridiculously out of the park? This would not be from a dealer, but rather from a good Porsche shop that has the ability to program keys.

I want to get it done right. (The shop I am going to is going to be doing some other work for me, so I am going to have them do the keys too, unless their price is just out of the park.)

Thank you.

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Old 05-20-2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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First of all, you need to have special security codes to program a key that only a dealer can get

$700 is way to high even for 2 keys

a key fob cost at list is ~$185 plus the cost to cut the actual key. You can find new key fobs for around $135 if you shop around. Do not buy on that does not have the barcode tag attached as the key can not be programmed without it

Programming cost at a dealer is around $75-150 for up to 4 keys

do a search and you will find several threads on this subject
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:44 PM   #3
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I bought a new key from TX dealer and had it and original reprog for $397. I've heard of cheaper rates from other threads too

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Old 05-20-2016, 09:09 PM   #4
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O.K., good to know.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:54 PM   #5
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My experience: Recently took my '98 to the dealer (Bellevue, WA) to have a new key cut and programmed ($15 & $85 respectively). Sunset had the key head for $130 & blade for $24. So, about $260 when all said and done.
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:46 AM   #6
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Man! Just last week I was b_tching about paying $150 for a new BMW key for my son's 2000 323ci.

BTW, he didn't lose his key, the darn things just quit working.
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Old 05-21-2016, 11:54 AM   #7
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Thanks again, very much! I knew $700 was too much. I had heard it was suppose to be about $250 per key.

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