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    • the_mandarin
    • By the_mandarin 2nd Apr 18, 11:41 PM
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    Duplicate key/fob for a Volkswagen car
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    • 2nd Apr 18, 11:41 PM
    Duplicate key/fob for a Volkswagen car 2nd Apr 18 at 11:41 PM
    I wanted to get a duplicate car (key + fob) for a Volkswagen. I have been told that the "trade price" of a duplicate key would be in the 50-75 range, but when I called the VW authorised dealer, he quoted a lot more.

    Has anyone had a VW duplicate key made and programmed, anywhere in Yorkshire? Or if anyone on the forum works at a VW dealership, can they please advise how much it would cost?
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    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 3rd Apr 18, 7:00 AM
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    Your 50 - 70 maybe to clone your key which is not the same.

    Cloning wont remove the old key and the car will think your duplicate is the same key as the original not a different code.

    Not all dealerships charge the same also. Shop around.
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    • MilduraS
    • By MilduraS 3rd Apr 18, 8:32 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 18, 8:32 AM
    I think Timpsons can do duplicate remote keys though the duplicate may not be branded.
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    • By Ranger8 3rd Apr 18, 9:00 AM
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    Price and who can do the replacement will depend on car and age.
    Mine was 220 (2016 golf gtd) at VW main dealer who had to send away for the replacement, there were no alternatives.
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    • By spinybif 3rd Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 18, 10:33 AM
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    • 3rd Apr 18, 10:33 AM
    I made same enquiry, Timpsons can clone key for about 60 but will only allow actual unlocking and engine start, would not duplicate remote unlocking on my 2014 Golf.

    Main dealer quoted 226 for fully functional replacement key which would take 7 days from Germany
    • the_mandarin
    • By the_mandarin 4th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 12:23 PM
    I made same enquiry, Timpsons can clone key for about 60 but will only allow actual unlocking and engine start, would not duplicate remote unlocking on my 2014 Golf.
    Originally posted by spinybif

    Sorry, but are you saying this kind of key not be able to lock the car?
    • the_mandarin
    • By the_mandarin 4th Apr 18, 12:25 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 12:25 PM
    Your 50 - 70 maybe to clone your key which is not the same.

    Cloning wont remove the old key and the car will think your duplicate is the same key as the original not a different code.
    Originally posted by forgotmyname

    I already have one key, and want a spare just for convenience. That being the case, will cloning my key serve the purpose? If so, do you know anyone who does that for 50-70 please?
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 4th Apr 18, 6:59 PM
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    If you only have one key, then someone out there has at least one other key.

    Would you not want that removed from the system?
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    • lofielectronic
    • By lofielectronic 4th Apr 18, 7:07 PM
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    • 4th Apr 18, 7:07 PM
    As above for my make I found calling around different dealers the price varied significantly, enough to make a 20 mile drive worthwhile.


    Might be worth looking for a VW Specific forum and asking on there as there are normally people who specialise in this kind of thing at less than main dealer prices.
    • the_mandarin
    • By the_mandarin 7th Apr 18, 8:33 AM
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    If you only have one key, then someone out there has at least one other key.

    Would you not want that removed from the system?
    Originally posted by forgotmyname
    When I bought the car, I was advised that it was a leased car and came with just the one key. I confirmed this with the business that had sold the car to the garage that I bought it from. But I would not be to bothered with another key being out there, even if there was one.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 7th Apr 18, 7:34 PM
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    Not if there was one, there 100% guaranteed was two supplied with the vehicle when new..
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    • david a
    • By david a 15th Apr 18, 5:49 PM
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    Ask the person who told you they were 50-70 trade price where they are that price.

    As you are expecting to pay trade price one must assume you are in the trade. So why are you asking us?
    • dresdendave
    • By dresdendave 15th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
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    Ask the person who told you they were 50-70 trade price where they are that price.
    Originally posted by david a
    Reminds me of a regular scenario when I worked at a franchised dealer (not VW).

    Customer: "How much is a key for my XXXX"

    Me: "About 150"

    Customer: "That's rubbish, my mate said it's about 50"

    Me: "Then give your mate 50 and ask him to supply you a key"

    Customer: "He doesn't supply keys"

    Me: "Your choice then, 150 to get a key or 50 to not get one"


    Not surprisingly I rarely won customer service awards!
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