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Old 03-21-2005, 06:56 PM
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Hey guys,

I've been researching for a new key for my 2000 T6. Apparently since it's a security key, a dealership has to laser-cut the key for you and then you bring the car in and get the key/car programmed to accept each other. This whole process is approximately $200 (125 to laser cut the key, plus about 75 dollars for 30-45 mins of labor to program)!! [] Does anyone know of any possible way to cut down the cost to a more reasonable figure...or is this what i get for buying a "safe" car? [&:]

-about to be really poor
 
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:29 PM
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You might be able to get a key on e-bay but be very careful there is 4 diffrent keys that look the same.But they are only for a certain car.

That sounds about right on the price.$125.00 for the key software $35.00 and a half hour labor.
 
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:44 PM
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What do they mean when they say "software." I'm not buying any software, i'm buying a key. What are they charging for? Thanks

Jonathan
 
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Old 03-21-2005, 09:15 PM
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When they program the key they have to download software to program the car.Then it sends the information from your car to sweden and the info is stored there in a computer.Anytime something has to be programmed it requires a software download.
 
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ok thanks a lot, just wondering.
 
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Old 03-22-2005, 01:40 AM
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Yes it is kind of a weird process but that is how they have it.
 
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