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Old 11-29-2019, 09:50 PM   #1
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new key remotes lose programming

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hello everyone
i have a 2001 boxster base
i purchased 2 new key fob remote components, had them programmed and all was fine
after 3 months one of the remotes lost programming
upon returning to the west coast this month from maine, i asked the dealer to check the defective key remote when i had the minor service
the net result was that the good working remote was rendered non functioning during the attempt to reprogram the other remote
so now i have 2 x $300 keys (remote+programming) that only start the engine and open the door manually
sorry for the long winded story.........i have searched and read many posts on how to reprogram, etc., however, none work for my keys;
anyone have any thoughts on #1-reason for lost programming after such a short period of time; #2 are the remotes covered by any warranty? $200/ 3 months from new and now bad; #3 why a working remote would end up defective while attempting to reprogram a 2nd key? #4 are not each key remote assigned a unique identifier for programming?
thanks for any suggestions

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Old 01-07-2020, 02:24 PM   #2
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bought two new keys last year and had them programmed. Both worked great until last month. One would not activate locks or alarm and the little light did not come on. Replaced battery and still no go. Spare key works great. Took key to dealer under its warranty and they changed battery again and all works great. Seems that my Advance Auto battery was dead even though new. No charge from dealer and I apologized for their effort.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:06 AM   #3
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If you bought them from Porsche there is a one year warrantee on parts. As for labour to reprogram they should do it for free since they are both new.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:35 AM   #4
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hello

hello everyone
i have a 2001 boxster base
i purchased 2 new key fob remote components, had them programmed and all was fine
after 3 months one of the remotes lost programming
upon returning to the west coast this month from maine, i asked the dealer to check the defective key remote when i had the minor service
the net result was that the good working remote was rendered non functioning during the attempt to reprogram the other remote
so now i have 2 x $300 keys (remote+programming) that only start the engine and open the door manually
sorry for the long winded story.........i have searched and read many posts on how to reprogram, etc., however, none work for my keys;
anyone have any thoughts on #1-reason for lost programming after such a short period of time; #2 are the remotes covered by any warranty? $200/ 3 months from new and now bad; #3 why a working remote would end up defective while attempting to reprogram a 2nd key? #4 are not each key remote assigned a unique identifier for programming?
thanks for any suggestions
First of all, the car is programed to accept the key, not the other way around. Each key has a unique RFID chip that cannot be reprogramed. That said, defective new keys are not unknown and should be covered under Porsche's one year parts warranty.

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