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    Thread: Where to get a VW Key CUT??? (besides vw dealership)

    1. Member r1ft's Avatar
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      02-28-2008 08:22 PM #1
      The only local VW dealership in OKC can't cut keys.. but they coded the wireless for $40 and once I find someone to cut it they are gonna do something else for $40 or else "the key wouldn't work" or somthin.

      Does anyone know where else I can go to have my key cut?

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      Thanks in advanced!!!


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      02-28-2008 08:23 PM #2
      you meen like.. you lost your key or you want to get another cut from one u have now?

      merceders have basically the same key, laser cut. and lowes did my dads and ive seen them do it for a land rover to, which have the same type of key.

      but maybe the lowes here is just special


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      02-28-2008 08:27 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by VDubby18 »
      you meen like.. you lost your key or you want to get another cut from one u have now?

      merceders have basically the same key, laser cut. and lowes did my dads and ive seen them do it for a land rover to, which have the same type of key.

      but maybe the lowes here is just special

      Thanks, I'll look into these places.

      My car came with only one plain key (without a remote) so basicly, want to get another cut from one u have now



      Modified by r1ft at 4:28 PM 2-28-2008


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      02-28-2008 08:30 PM #4
      Our keys are not laser cut. They are cut on a mill.

      There is a chip that sends a signal to your imobilizer. You need to have a new key with a chip programmed to your car or it won't start it, just open the doors.


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      02-28-2008 08:38 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by JDriver1.8t »
      Our keys are not laser cut. They are cut on a mill.

      There is a chip that sends a signal to your imobilizer. You need to have a new key with a chip programmed to your car or it won't start it, just open the doors.

      Ahhh so thats what it was.. yah, they told me that after I got it cut it wouldn't work until I brought it back for them to finish that =D Thanks.

      But any clues of anywhere else other than a dealer I can get it cut?


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      02-28-2008 08:40 PM #6
      I don't know where you can get it cut, but anyone with a vag-com can program your key for you. If you know someone in your area, or look in the regional section you may be able to get it done cheaper.

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      02-28-2008 08:44 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by JDriver1.8t »
      I don't know where you can get it cut, but anyone with a vag-com can program your key for you. If you know someone in your area, or look in the regional section you may be able to get it done cheaper.

      O . O Thanks! Good to know, appreciate it!


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      02-28-2008 11:26 PM #8
      Anyone else? o.O

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      02-28-2008 11:44 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by r1ft »
      Anyone else? o.O


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      02-29-2008 02:56 AM #10
      Bump, anyone else know of some places to get it cut?

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      02-29-2008 01:01 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by r1ft »
      Bump, anyone else know of some places to get it cut?


    12. 02-29-2008 03:50 PM #12
      I went to a standard key cutting place in the UK. At first they said no but then I showed them the blank blade I had and they said they cannot guarantee it wil work so they didn't charge me (but still did it).

      Works fine, not quite as smooth as the original but that's expected. It's perfect for a spare though.

      buy a blank one off ebay maybe? i bought my extra key from ebay and the blank came with it.


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      02-29-2008 04:48 PM #13
      doesn't each remote have a certain letter or code or something you have to match?

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      02-29-2008 04:55 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by ChaseSavesTheDay »
      doesn't each remote have a certain letter or code or something you have to match?

      Yah the key I have is blank. And coding is no problem, the VW dealership can do all that stuff.. but they just don't cut them.. which is sorta lame but yah thats why I need to find a place that can so afterwards I can bring it back to the dealer to finish the coding.


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      02-29-2008 05:04 PM #15
      grab your yellow pages and look at locksmiths. most who deal with weird euro keys (MB, vw, ect.) will advertise this fact.
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      02-29-2008 05:14 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by zeroluxxx »
      grab your yellow pages and look at locksmiths. most who deal with weird euro keys (MB, vw, ect.) will advertise this fact.

      Thanks! I'll do this


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      03-02-2008 10:53 PM #17
      I found a local locksmith near me in the yellow pages whose add reads "cut and program transponder keys". (I was surprised that the largest locksmith in my area couldn't do it.)
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    18. 03-02-2008 11:01 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by JDriver1.8t »
      I don't know where you can get it cut, but anyone with a vag-com can program your key for you. If you know someone in your area, or look in the regional section you may be able to get it done cheaper.

      Generally not true. To do that you need the SKC, which you MIGHT have if you are the original owner. If you don't have it, the tech's at the dealership CANNOT retrieve it for you.

      If the dealership will program it for at total of $80, you are doing quite well.

      As far as cutting the key, MOST good locksmiths can cut them. My wife went to a nearby locksmith, and he put her original next to it and eyeballed it. No jig, trace, or anything else as a guide. Works perfectly on all locks


    19. 03-02-2008 11:42 PM #19
      at my dmv there is a stand outside that cuts keys and i was waitin online to pay a speedin ticket so i went over there just for the hell of it to see it he laser cuts vw keys and he DID!!! for $25, he just cant program them

    20. 03-02-2008 11:48 PM #20
      i'm assuming you are using the valet key. if you make a copy from that, won't you be unable to lock/unlock the trunk, glovebox, ect.?

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      03-03-2008 01:24 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by turbo_vr6 »
      at my dmv there is a stand outside that cuts keys and i was waitin online to pay a speedin ticket so i went over there just for the hell of it to see it he laser cuts vw keys and he DID!!! for $25, he just cant program them

      I've never paid a ticket at the dmv?
      thats what the court house is for.


    22. 03-04-2008 10:31 AM #22
      Quote, originally posted by ChaseSavesTheDay »

      I've never paid a ticket at the dmv?
      thats what the court house is for.

      lol some people get tickets for drivin 80 in a 50 not everyone gets a 120 in a 50 lol.


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      03-07-2008 04:06 AM #23
      Quote, originally posted by jetta4tdi »
      i'm assuming you are using the valet key. if you make a copy from that, won't you be unable to lock/unlock the trunk, glovebox, ect.?

      Not ture. It depends on the type of key blank that you have. The difference between the valet and the master is the side indent, which does not go as deep on the valet key.


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      03-09-2008 08:08 PM #24
      hmmmm

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      03-09-2008 09:53 PM #25
      i went to my VW dealer and they did it for free, i got a new european key and took like 50 to match the immobilizer
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      03-11-2008 04:11 AM #26
      Quote, originally posted by RaminGTI20 »
      i went to my VW dealer and they did it for free, i got a new european key and took like 50 to match the immobilizer

      Lol, I think you forgot to read what's in parenthesis on the thread's title =P
      Though I wish my dealer had the ability to do it =[


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