New Key?

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2018/02/20 08:14:05 (permalink)

New Key?

Good morning forumites

A quick question;
I have a 2nd gen 987 Boxster and would like a 2nd key cut.
Where is the best place to have this done?

My key is the triangular button type.

So far, I've had no luck in finding anyone locally (Essex) who can do the job

Thanks in advance
John

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    Andy Fagan
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/20 08:23:50 (permalink)
    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     
    post edited by Andy Fagan - 2018/02/20 08:24:58

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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/20 09:23:15 (permalink)
    Hi John,
     
    On my previous 987.1 I needed a 2nd Key as previous owner lost it and my memory muscle told me £ 200 or so no big deal ,with Porsche it was not the case if you want this done correct (PAC codes can be the challenge as dealers not supposed to release this info now) , so if you want the key to function as it should deactivating the alarm from the button etc I would suggest an OPC job , I did not use OPC as my indie said this was a simple job with hindsight the issue of a 987.1 and this type of key block being discontinued I had to change to 987.2 key block (for both keys) and then my DME/ECU would not take the new key coding and then the DME/ECU was bricked in the process and a world of pain followed I had to buy a recon DME/ECU it all got sorted in the end @ £1,285 ...I wish I had gone to my OPC.
     
    To sort I had to buy 2 Keys the 987.2 ones and a recon DME/ECU and labour costs and coding lol.
     
    In summary if you want new Key 2 to function exactly how it should and be the official matching key block I would cost up via your OPC ,based on my experience...good luck 
     
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/20 09:40:06 (permalink)
    Darren SCF777
    Hi John,
     
    On my previous 987.1 I needed a 2nd Key as previous owner lost it and my memory muscle told me £ 200 or so no big deal ,with Porsche it was not the case if you want this done correct (PAC codes can be the challenge as dealers not supposed to release this info now) , so if you want the key to function as it should deactivating the alarm from the button etc I would suggest an OPC job , I did not use OPC as my indie said this was a simple job with hindsight the issue of a 987.1 and this type of key block being discontinued I had to change to 987.2 key block (for both keys) and then my DME/ECU would not take the new key coding and then the DME/ECU was bricked in the process and a world of pain followed I had to buy a recon DME/ECU it all got sorted in the end @ £1,285 ...I wish I had gone to my OPC.
     
    To sort I had to buy 2 Keys the 987.2 ones and a recon DME/ECU and labour costs and coding lol.
     
    In summary if you want new Key 2 to function exactly how it should and be the official matching key block I would cost up via your OPC ,based on my experience...good luck 
     


    Sorry but that is not correct. Decent auto locksmiths have same access to Porsche servers (By subscription) and can obtain codes same as OPC and can use dealer level equipment to program them. I would suggest your unfortunate experience was down to someone making a very serious error during the process or not familiar with the process. I cannot imagine how they caused a problem with the DME.

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    Janner
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/20 10:05:30 (permalink)
    Andy Fagan
    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     

     
    Thanks Andy, I've emailed the first 3 on the list, I'll let you know what happens.
     
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/20 22:54:46 (permalink)
    Agree Andy ,registered locksmiths do have access to key,cutting,codes and programming ,experience with Porsche a prerequisite...if I did it again I would not dismiss cost up via OPC just based on a my real world experience, it was my blase attitude towards this as I look after fleet and drivers always loose keys and its just a call to the dealer and 200 to 250 notes later its sorted, this was not the case with the old 987....agree I think the indie just may have winged it a bit lol.
     
    Good luck John
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/28 13:26:38 (permalink)
    Andy Fagan
    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     


    Andy Fagan
    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     





     
     
    Got 1 reply from the 3 Andy . . . . £360, didn't strike me as being either cheap or overly expensive
     
    Going to try a couple of others, then make a decision
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/28 13:53:08 (permalink)
    John,
     
    For comparison, I presume you've checked how much your local Porsche Centre will charge?
     
    Pity you're not a Club Member since you'd probably get a 10% discount.
     
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    Re: New Key? 2018/02/28 15:44:02 (permalink)
    Janner
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    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     


    Andy Fagan
    Try some of these guys. Not all will be able to but I'm sure 1 or 2 will.
     
    https://www.autolocksmiths.net/
     
     




     
     
     
    Got 1 reply from the 3 Andy . . . . £360, didn't strike me as being either cheap or overly expensive
     
    Going to try a couple of others, then make a decision


    Sounds expensive to me ;)
    post edited by Andy Fagan - 2018/02/28 15:51:07

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    Fat Albert
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    Re: New Key? 2018/03/01 20:28:41 (permalink)
    I need a new key for my 986.2 as neither plipper works, so I have to unlock using the key in the lock (oh the humanity!) and then switch on the ignition within 10 seconds otherwise the alarm goes off (embarassing)
     
    My Indie have said that they are about £140 for a new key, they then swap the blade over from the old one and programme it, so about £180 all in and an hour's work.
     
    I will get this done as soon as I get a job (lazy layabout at the moment)

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