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Offline MikeBee

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Replacement Spare Key
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:16:59 AM »
Hi All,

Bought my 2008 ED30 last weekend as a private purchase. It only came with one key (the owner swore he only ever had one key). What's the easiest way of getting a spare? Go to the dealer and pay ££££ or get a blank from eBay and try and have it cut and coded?

I've looked into the options and done a hefty amount of searching but I've been unable to figure it out. From what I understand the immobiliser on the Mk5 is tricky to work with.

Thanks.

Mike.

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2017, 09:54:33 AM »
A dealer is probably easiest but I'd phone round a few car lock smiths first and make enquires. I once got two new keys cut and coded for a Vauxhall omega I once had from a place called CAR D LOCK for a reasonable price.

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2017, 09:56:30 AM »
For the chance I'd risk the ebay key and get it coded, one of my keys was broken and had to get it fixed (covered by vw though) and it was £30 or so just to get it coded...think someone told me the key was £300 for their vauxhall, after vauxhall bent their key...

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2017, 10:09:37 AM »
Cool thanks guys.

Where did you get your key coded? I agree, keys are cheap on ebay and easy to get cut etc. It's just the immobiliser coding that seems a pain.

Offline Craig Stanley

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2017, 05:12:37 PM »
Those eBay keys use a brittle metal and are prone to snapping.   I bought a genuine VW key from an independent company called Bournemouth Car Keys that code all types of vehicle keys for £95. Don't know where you are but it's an option.

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2017, 09:34:38 PM »
Those eBay keys use a brittle metal and are prone to snapping.   I bought a genuine VW key from an independent company called Bournemouth Car Keys that code all types of vehicle keys for £95. Don't know where you are but it's an option.

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Thanks. I'm in Northampton so Bournemouth is a bit of a trek but I'll see if there are any similar companies locally!

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2017, 10:17:13 PM »
Theres a guy on the BMW E39 facebook group im in.. He does them and is mobile..
So he'll try and tie you into his journey plan.
PM me and Ill try and link you to his facebook page or just whats app you his number..

He does all keys btw.. not just bmw.. and he has some cool Bentley style flip keys if you're that way inclined.

Offline Craig Stanley

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2017, 10:27:52 PM »
Those eBay keys use a brittle metal and are prone to snapping.   I bought a genuine VW key from an independent company called Bournemouth Car Keys that code all types of vehicle keys for £95. Don't know where you are but it's an option.

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Thanks. I'm in Northampton so Bournemouth is a bit of a trek but I'll see if there are any similar companies locally!
Yeah. A bit far but I'm sure there's a company local to you.  VW specialist gave me a quote of £300 as they have to get in touch with VW in Germany etc etc etc. What a load of Bullsh*t if you ask me. Good luck bud.

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2017, 10:39:05 PM »
As a price comparison there's a fella in a portakabin near me who does the Bentley fobs for £130 complete  Takes him 20 minutes   £300 is bloody robbery

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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 04:50:18 PM »
Hi, this chap is really good and is widely respected on VW groups around the country. He did a lot of keys for the guys on the TT forum in a similar situation as yourself or just want a spare at a really good price. His names Craig and it's a family business, he does make it down your way quite a bit as you're middle of the country it's easy to pass through. Hope this helps!

http://www.autosolutions-autolocksmiths.co.uk


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Re: Replacement Spare Key
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 07:46:48 PM »
Hi, this chap is really good and is widely respected on VW groups around the country. He did a lot of keys for the guys on the TT forum in a similar situation as yourself or just want a spare at a really good price. His names Craig and it's a family business, he does make it down your way quite a bit as you're middle of the country it's easy to pass through. Hope this helps!

http://www.autosolutions-autolocksmiths.co.uk



I am in the same need for replacement key.   A big thanks for this really useful link.