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I have really :censored: messed up.

When I purchased my '04 Cayenne it only came with one keyfob. My thought was no big deal, I'll get another.

Well .... I didn't

Somewhere along a 120 mile drive it managed to jump off the dash of my truck and is nowhere to be found :angry:

I have posted a part number request on the part number forum. Was wondering about the best way to handle getting this replaced.

Can I order the keyfob pre-cut (based on my VIN, I assume) then worry about getting the new keyfob programmed at the dealer later?

Thanks,

Trey Cooper

p.s. I WILL be getting that second keyfob this time!

:renntech:

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in my area only the dealer can cut the blade and reprogram the remote.

you can try to talk to a dealer to see if they can cut/program a key blade/remote which you may be able to buy somewhere online for a lower price without the original key

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Update .....

Found the keyfob! :clapping: It went between the seats of my truck and wedged itself between the seat support and the hump.

But I'm ordering a spare (maybe 2) just as soon a I hear from Jeff @ Sunset Imports.

FYI: A keyfob cut by VIN will set you back around $150 (from Sunset, pre pay only, no refunds -- you blame 'em?)

Disclaimer: Porsche will cut it by VIN, but if the locks have been changed, they will not have a record of this and your new keyfob will be useless. This is why it is pre-pay, with no refund.

Trey Cooper

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Quick update:

It's at the dealer getting the front differential replaced ....

I asked about getting the uncut key cut and programmed. They can't do it. They only order them cut from Porsche at a cost of around $300 and 1/2 hour of labor to program. They were kind enough to tell me not to waste my time looking for a local locksmith to cut the key. The nearest one they have found is in Atlanta, a 2.5 hour drive. ugh!

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I have a 2004 Cayenne S. My key fob stopped working today... as far as opening the doors wirelessly. I replaced the battery and it still doesn't work. Fortunately it still starts the car. I don't want to pay through the nose for a replacement fob or to get the broken one fixed. Where in Tampa, FL can I go to get this taken care of? Please don't say Reeve's... they bother me.

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Quick update:

It's at the dealer getting the front differential replaced ....

I asked about getting the uncut key cut and programmed. They can't do it. They only order them cut from Porsche at a cost of around $300 and 1/2 hour of labor to program. They were kind enough to tell me not to waste my time looking for a local locksmith to cut the key. The nearest one they have found is in Atlanta, a 2.5 hour drive. ugh!

BS. They just want to sell you a new unit for quick profit. Or they don't have the key making machine. I had a blank key blade cut by one dealer while the other said they couldn't

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