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remote key does not work


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Hi, I'm sorry if I'm not doing this right, but I new to this.

Anyway, Can someone help?

I just bought a '98 boxster (not S) about a few months ago. The lady told me the remote keys doesn't work. I can only open/lock the door with the key. She did give me all 3 keys. I thought if might be the battery in the keys, but when I replaced them it still doesn't work. I went to a porsche dealer and they quoted me $350 to reprogram the key to my car and that is for each key! Is there anything else I could do?

Thanks

DTM888

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I have had to have my keys reprogrammed by the dealer. They replaced the battery and set the code for free. A new transmitter will set you back ~$250. They might have meant that the remote was broke and that you'd need a new one.

However you can get used keys cheap on ebay and have them reprogrammed to match your alarm.

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There is a bar code unique to each key/transmitter that has to be scanned to program the key to the imobilizer. Make sure that any key purchased anywhere comes with the necessary bar code documentation.

This thread is a little old (six years) so pricing might be a little off. But otherwise, it is good information on the ins and outs of key purchasing.

http://www.ppbb.com/phorum/read.php?6,7615...1531#msg-761531

Bill

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  • 2 weeks later...
There is a bar code unique to each key/transmitter that has to be scanned to program the key to the imobilizer. Make sure that any key purchased anywhere comes with the necessary bar code documentation.

This thread is a little old (six years) so pricing might be a little off. But otherwise, it is good information on the ins and outs of key purchasing.

http://www.ppbb.com/phorum/read.php?6,7615...1531#msg-761531

Bill

Finally got around to replacing the broken electronic portion of my key.

The dealer used the old metal key and slid it into a new head. Programmed it and i was back in the race.

$330.

OUCH!

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