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I just went to try the spare key for my Boxster to find the spare is completely the wrong key - remote doesn't work and the wrong "pattern" is cut into the blade. The best I can figure is that the car came with the wrong key from the original dealer.

So I called my dealer to ask if I could order a spare key - I just wanted an emergency key, so originally asked for the "service" key (i.e. the one without the remote) to be told that this can only open the car and can't start the car - is this the case? I have a 2004 boxster, can anyone who has the service key confirm it will start the car.

Also, I obviously have the incorrect key which is brand new and still has the barcode attached, but was originally programmed for another car - can this be reprogrammed for my car? My dealer says that once programmed it cannot be changed - is this true? Could I have simply ordered a new blade and reprogrammed this remote?

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The car start with the service key, he contains a transponder. The remote is not reprogrammable on a 04, you need a new blade and a new remote. I hope this helps.

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