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Supplied keys

Post by thepadol » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:16 am

How many keys should I expect? How many were originally supplied - as in master keys, valet, and fobs? the owner's manual doesn't make it explicit other than different functionality. A BMW I had was supplied with 2 master keys plust a 3rd limited function key. Thanks.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by acegeezer » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:41 am

Usually two and a master/valet key, fill out your profile properly to include your location, it will then appear in the LHS column each time you post, it will be useful if you ever need help or be directed to a specialist :thumleft:
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Ian.Mothersole » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:15 am

Depending on the year...

Two master keys (black) with separate remote fobs, and one valet key (grey).
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Two master "flip style" keys with built in remote fob, and one valet key.
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Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:42 am

But finding a second hand one with all of them is like finding out what makes cinnamon toast crunch so tasty.
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by thepadol » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:51 pm

Why would the second key be missing? The most obvious that comes to mind is that the owner didn't care much and just doesn't remember where it is. If it pops up it should be given to the new owner. That's in a perfect world. In a not so perfect world, how can one trust that the second key is truly "lost"? Just as one gives the house keys to a new owner, they are likely to be completely replaced to avoid any potential problems. Guess that's a little more difficult and much more costly for a RX-8. At the very least not having a complete set of keys to turn over should be a significant factor in the selling price.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by qwakers » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:01 pm

ive very rarely bought a car with more than one key. fact of life. the spare commonly gets lost

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by bigpete8 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 pm

thepadol wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Why would the second key be missing? The most obvious that comes to mind is that the owner didn't care much and just doesn't remember where it is. If it pops up it should be given to the new owner. That's in a perfect world. In a not so perfect world, how can one trust that the second key is truly "lost"? Just as one gives the house keys to a new owner, they are likely to be completely replaced to avoid any potential problems. Guess that's a little more difficult and much more costly for a RX-8. At the very least not having a complete set of keys to turn over should be a significant factor in the selling price.
Yes it was one of the points I used to argue down the cost on mine.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by v-rex » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:31 pm

I'm sure I only got one key ( flip with integrated fob ) and one valet key when I bought mine. The car was brand new....

Is the 2nd fob key on request or always given ?

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Dave2112 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm

This is what I have.
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:21 pm

When I got my RX8 it came with 2 flip fob keys and no valet key. Which I guess isn't the end of the world. :p

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Honkytonk » Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:27 pm

I've got one four button switchblade style. I should probably sort myself at least one spare at some point but... money.
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm

They're pretty easy to code and pair if you have a laptop and a copy of the nigel-named ForScan programme for Windows.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by warpc0il » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm

Dave2112 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm
This is what I have.

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https://www.quora.com/Can-a-locksmith-m ... raphed-key
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by GraemeC » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:07 pm

I got two flip keys and the valet key when I bought mine 8)

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Dave2112 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:11 pm

warpc0il wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Dave2112 wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:20 pm
This is what I have.

IMG_1737.jpg
https://www.quora.com/Can-a-locksmith-m ... raphed-key
I didn’t know that :shock:

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Yorindesarin » Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:22 pm

Would suck if you accidentally leave your picture geotagged wouldn't it... :p

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Honkytonk » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 pm

Dr. FrankenRex wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:36 pm
They're pretty easy to code and pair if you have a laptop and a copy of the nigel-named ForScan programme for Windows.
Can't use that, had an operation when I was younger.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Honkytonk » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:29 pm

On a more serious note, the reprogramming via forscan is on the Yankee forum, over here
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by warpc0il » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:35 pm

Has anyone here actually used that process to program a key to a UK car?
The reason I ask is that our keys and keyless entry system are different and not interchangeable with those used on the US cars.
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Essex2Visuvesi » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 pm

Steve from Project RX8 coded me a new spare using ForScan back when I had my PZ
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Re: Supplied keys

Post by SteveTroman » Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:09 am

Had a guy come to the house last week, supplied, cut and programmed new switchbade for £90, took 15 min.

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Re: Supplied keys

Post by Dr. FrankenRex » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:10 am

I have used ForScan to code keys to my R3 - worked a treat.

I have spare keys from the breakers I've acquired over time and it really is simples :)

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