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Don't lose your car key.....
« on: Nov 21, 2019, 06:35:44 PM »
My wife lost her car key the other day, fortunately we have a spare but worried if that one ever went missing she decided to have another one made. She drives a Vw golf tdi, 2015 version. I phoned a couple of local autolocksmiths and was advised that only a main agent can cut and reprogramme a new key for that particular model and we would be looking at a cost of about 300. Going through the insurance route would still cost the 200 excess, then a rise in the renewal premium next year no doubt. I decided to make just one more call to another autolocksmith who luckily for us (for a change!) said no problem and it would be 150. Still a fair old amount of money but half of what we might have paid from a main agent.
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Re: Don't lose your car key.....
« Reply #1 on: Nov 21, 2019, 07:04:00 PM »
That's expensive,  I had no idea !  ::)


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Re: Don't lose your car key.....
« Reply #2 on: Nov 21, 2019, 08:29:25 PM »
Also if there is only one key the resale value when you sell the car will be lower than the market price.
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Re: Don't lose your car key.....
« Reply #3 on: Nov 22, 2019, 11:06:56 AM »
The car's key code is stored in the management software.

A new key can be cut by anyone with a key cutter & it can be programmed into the car by anyone with a decent diagnostic tool.

The link's for VWs up to 2014 but it's the same or similar  process for later models.

« Last Edit: Nov 22, 2019, 11:12:33 AM by Diasi »
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