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Old 02-21-2015, 01:26 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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This could , and probably does happen.
Jut a heads up, and something to really think about.
This was taken from the Corvette forum I belong too, but it is important to get it on this forum as well.

Could this really happen? - Corvette Forum

Bob.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:34 PM
 
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When I had new keys made for my MINI they wanted to see a copy of my driver license and a registration card with my name on it. They photo copied them and I had to wait 72 hours for new keys to be shipped from New Jersey. I'm not sure how anyone can bypass MINI/BMW's key ordering system, unless they have a man on the inside.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'M sure places like Home depot, Lowes, and many locksmiths only require one thing when they make a duplicate key, and that is, money.

Bob.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:34 PM
 
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I'M sure places like Home depot, Lowes, and many locksmiths only require one thing when they make a duplicate key, and that is, money.

Bob.

Most modern cars still require a key with a transponder.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I would hope that most dealers would ask for proof of ownership.

Unless the their had a friend at the dealer.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:15 PM
 
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Most modern cars still require a key with a transponder.
My home depot can do transponders.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:22 PM
 
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My home depot can do transponders.
I'm willing to bet they can't cut a BMW, MINI, VW, Audi, Benz, Porsche key with a transponder.
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Old 02-21-2015, 04:32 PM
 
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My home depot can do transponders.
But don't they require the another key to set the code chip just to program the FOB. Then the keys has to be cut and the code for key chip.

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Old 02-21-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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At least here, the Lowe's self-service key maker doesn't accept car keys. (I don't have a transponder but I thought only dealerships would make copies of those?)
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Coastal Mid-Atlantic
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I just got a new key for my 2014 Ford. I had to get it from the dealership. I had to show my registration, which she checked out to see I was the correct owner, along with my drivers license. I dont mind them doing this. Just think of all the bad things that happened until they come up with all these checks.
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