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21 Apr 2013 08:45 #14416 by ahspros
Down to one key for my 1986. Any advice on replacement options?:confused:

Walt

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21 Apr 2013 09:31 #14417 by emmanuelli
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same boat! any suggestions would be welcome.

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21 Apr 2013 09:57 #14420 by srshaw3
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928 intl can cut you one, but of course you have to live without your key for the time it takes to mail it out and back. When I got my GT it had a different key for the door, so I sent that with its key, and the ignition key, to 928 Intl. They rekeyed the lock, and provided a second key as well, so as to get me back to one key for the car. I did insure the key for $2k as I recall, since losing it would have been a costly problem.

In the past local key makers could make the 928 key, it is difficult but not a Porsche only option. Call around, maybe bring your key in. If you need to, you can order the key blank for them, once they are sure they can cut it.

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21 Apr 2013 09:58 #14421 by wallyp
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These people can send you a key cut from a couple of good photos of your key, so you don't have to chance losing your only key.

www.keys4classics.com/

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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21 Apr 2013 20:57 #14428 by mm928
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I had great luck getting extras for mine from our fellow Aussie's!

This guy was great, reasonable prices, and the keys worked perfectly. AND he can use a high quality digital picture and cuts it perfectly from that. So your key stays with you! I took a head-on pic of the view of the key like I was in the keyhole, then a couple from the sides as well. He said that was more than enough.

Our keys have 4 sides so a special machine is needed. I also managed to get an original Red Porsche key blank to use and a reproduction as a backup, but that was a couple of years ago, and I hear they are increasingly rare now. Check it out, the web site is simple but you can email the guy and he was responsive for me. I was not going to mail my 1 key anywhere if I could help it. It is now never used and kept safely tucked away.

www.keys4classics.com

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
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21 Apr 2013 22:30 #14433 by wallyp
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Looks as if my post was "attacked by mod"...

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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21 Apr 2013 23:19 #14434 by Kiln_Red
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Looks as if my post was "attacked by mod"...


Sorry about that, Wally! :p

I corrected Brad's mistake and restored your post to its original form. I assume he meant to quote your post but, instead, hit the edit button.

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22 Apr 2013 00:52 #14435 by 928mac
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Sorry about that, Wally! :p

I corrected Brad's mistake and restored your post to its original form. I assume he meant to quote your post but, instead, hit the edit button.



Is that what happened?
I am so sorry Wally, I was just checking now and was sure that I posted a comment.
I did quote you and put in that There were 2 options for the OPoster and that I would be using the picture method that you posted.
Again, sorry, the wife may have been nagging me to do something and I must have Ucked up

The funny thing is that I just did it again to Austins post.

It must be bed time. Jeezzzz

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22 Apr 2013 07:43 #14438 by wallyp
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thanks!

" I also managed to get an original Red Porsche key blank to use and a reproduction as a backup, but that was a couple of years ago, and I hear they are increasingly rare now. "

I think that Mark Anderson still has the red key blanks in stock.

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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22 Apr 2013 20:45 #14452 by mm928
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Good to know Wally - thanks!

I wondered why your post was not there yesterday when I posted about Keys for Classics...thought I was losing it for a second.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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06 May 2013 08:19 #14612 by PCA0891
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A couple months ago I decided an extra ignition key was necessary. I purchased the OEM plastic lighted crested part for 20.00 on line. I wondered down to the local Porsche Parts department and asked could you please get a key cut for my 928 S4. They asked for the original key and the registration information. 15 minutes later they returned my key asked me for 120.00 and said we will call you in 2 to 3 days. 2 days later I had a bright shinny new key. Maybe that was a bit pricey I don't know.

I was actually expecting a potential issue with this however it ended up being as simple as getting a key cut anywhere else, I just had to wait a couple day's. I felt that was a fair price considering what the result would be had I lost the original while traveling or for any reason.

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06 May 2013 13:35 #14615 by wallyp
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Considering that there are good alternatives available, I would consider $140 more than a bit pricey...

Wally Plumley
928 Specialists
www.928gt.com

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06 May 2013 14:43 #14616 by PCA0891
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I agree with you Wally. However at that time I went the quickest route, not having the additional information which I now have. I have made many newbie decisions based on the information at hand, many not correct I choose to call them LE's. I am grateful when a seasoned 928 lover steps in to help.

Making progress on the low end of the learning curve thing, one day at a time...

Thanks Wally

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09 May 2013 19:05 #14641 by pcar928fan
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Email a pic of your key to our friends down under at Keys for Classics and they will take care of you in all of a few days and for WAY LESS money!

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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09 May 2013 19:09 #14642 by srshaw3
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Email a pic of your key to our friends down under at Keys for Classics and they will take care of you in all of a few days and for WAY LESS money!


What is the secret to the photo taking? I tried many times, inside/out/side/without a flash/with a flash, etc. I was told they were all not usable. I was using a (now older) digital camera at the time.

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09 May 2013 23:20 #14645 by 928mac
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What is the secret to the photo taking? I tried many times, inside/out/side/without a flash/with a flash, etc. I was told they were all not usable. I was using a (now older) digital camera at the time.


Stan I have a Canon power shot A2000 IS
I have to hold the button half way down for it to focus and then it takes great pictures.
It is compact and cheep.

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10 May 2013 02:49 #14646 by srshaw3
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Stan I have a Canon power shot A2000 IS
I have to hold the button half way down for it to focus and then it takes great pictures.
It is compact and cheep.


Thanks, but I don't want to buy a camera just to take this one photo :)

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10 May 2013 19:26 #14654 by mm928
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Yeah I used a Nikon D60.....(paranoid.. HA) but I would bet that good lighting and a steady hand would produce a good pic on an iPhone 4s or higher (they have the improved camera resolution on them)

I took one from each side, flat, then one looking right down the key from the front tip front towards the back (like I was in the cylinder hole watching it come in).

Someone has a decent digital camera these days, just ask to borrow it or have them take it, camera guys like to be needed.... :)

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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10 May 2013 19:44 #14657 by srshaw3
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Someone has a decent digital camera these days, just ask to borrow it or have them take it, camera guys like to be needed.... :)


I took a photo with my Droid today, and they said it was good enough. So, I am in the process of ordering :D

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10 May 2013 22:57 #14662 by emmanuelli
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im still waiting for reply to my email from about 2 weeks ago

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11 May 2013 03:24 #14666 by srshaw3
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im still waiting for reply to my email from about 2 weeks ago


Maybe a spam filter issue for you?
Yesterday afternoon I sent a 2mb file of the key photo to keys4classics.com
Last night I received an email advising they could provide, and guaranty the keys would work.
I chose to get 2 keys for $89.50 including shipping, and request a Paypal invoice.
I received and paid the Paypal invoice a few minutes ago.
So, less than 18 hours from start to finish in the order process.
Now I wait for the keys to arrive :D

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11 May 2013 14:12 #14673 by ahspros
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im still waiting for reply to my email from about 2 weeks ago


ordered 2 keys from Keys for Classics expect to have in a few days let you know how they work

walt

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11 May 2013 19:32 #14676 by mm928
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Alright - I hope everyone's work just like mine did! Yes our Aussie friend was very responsive to me back then as well.

1983 928S - 16v 4.7L L-Jetronic
Dark Grey w/ Blue Leather
85/86 exhaust manifolds
Y-Pipe
SS Hi-perf Cat
S4 springs
Bilstein shocks
Air pump delete
VIN: WP0JB0926DS861180
- - Isn't Life great? - -

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14 May 2013 16:25 #14719 by emmanuelli
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i'll try again. i'd definitely love to have at least one more set of keys. its scary when im not sure where i left them.

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14 May 2013 21:05 #14723 by pcar928fan
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keysforclassics.com out of Australia... Take a high rez digital photo of your key and email it to them and paypal them some money and in a week or two you will have whatever keys you want in whatever quantity you want them...

James
78 Silver / Black-white #295
84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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15 May 2013 11:07 #14743 by emmanuelli
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keysforclassics.com out of Australia... Take a high rez digital photo of your key and email it to them and paypal them some money and in a week or two you will have whatever keys you want in whatever quantity you want them...


just emailed them once more inquiring about it. lets see.

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