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Old 03-26-2008, 12:44 AM   #11 (permalink)
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This sounds like a great example of how things keep getting more complicated and expensive.

My car just has a regular key. Like Frank said - $1 a copy at the hardware store.

As for a fancy alarm system, I can think of several cheap and easy ways to foil a thief that cost next to nothing.

That said, any of my friends with VWs love them! Shame about the key cost though!

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Old 03-26-2008, 01:44 AM   #12 (permalink)
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the ignition key on my truck doesn't fit in the doors. the offset is backwards. so i need to find a ford key that will go in the hole and then change the tumblers to fit the new key.
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...So, $15 for a key on eBay, $3 to get it cut at Ace, and a few minutes programming it myself, and we now have a spare key.
That would make a GREAT how-to.
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Try BMA car parts in California, or their online site. Calling gets better prices than online, and talk to Patrick. I get my BMW parts from them, and replaced an ignition lock for a lot less than that. With your car's VIN they can send you a lock already pre-set for your old key.

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