04-01-2006, 02:06 PM
My brother (owner of 1998 BMW 328is) told me yestarday that using VIN only, anybody can cut a key to your car. He said if you bring a last 6 digits of your VIN to a dealership they will cut you a new key no questions asked. Is that true to our cars? He suggests to cover VIN with the tape so noone can see it from outside.
04-01-2006, 02:15 PM
I think most vigilant and reputable dealers will go the extra mile and have the person requesting to order a key set also show identification in addition to proof of ownership including but not limited to producing the vehicle's registration and title in the name of the requestor. I know this is what my Porsche dealer did when I wanted to order an extra set of keys for my wife. Otherwise, anyone could copy the last six digits of any VIN of any vehicle anywhere at anytime and have off with the same.
04-01-2006, 03:18 PM
the key is useless without the immobiliser code which has to be raised by the dealer who are unlikely to do this for the beagle boys
04-01-2006, 05:08 PM
The bmw dealership had my car for servicing and I requested another key. They still wanted all sorts of information and documentation.
I walked into the audi dealership to buy a new key and they didn't ask any questions.
04-01-2006, 07:22 PM
just the plain spare (non switchblade).
04-02-2006, 08:13 AM
same thing at my mercedes dealership
04-03-2006, 08:34 AM
I'm not doing it for you. Besides I think you should reshoot the bike from a more pleasing angle that shows fewer weeds and bare spots.
04-03-2006, 07:11 PM
I wasn't asking you to resize them - you must be an Audi Service Rep! Get with it fella! And by the way, you really shouldn't let size bother you.
04-04-2006, 07:03 PM
And that folks was just plain IGNORANT!!! Grow up, get over yourself and get along okay pal? Nobody here is concerning themselves but you! Hmm...wonder why...