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Old 13-11-13, 09:35
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Everybody shoud consider having a skellington key, wrapped in plastic and 3-in-1 oil lubed, cable tied underneath the van.
That could be a very bad piece of advice IMO!
If a car is stolen and it was stolen and driven away with the key and there was no force or threat needed to obtain the key, then you could be having prolonged discussions with your insurance company.

A few months ago my car was stolen and driven away by the thieves using the keys to drive it away. The key was however locked away in my workshop (which was broken into), but I also had to send my 2nd key away to the insurance company as proof I still had it. They also stole the keys to the Subaru WRX I had in the workshop and that then cost 1500 to get new keys, locks, and alarm recoded.
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Whats a skellington key?
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Old 13-11-13, 16:35
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Whats a skellington key?
I think he may refer to a key with no chip ??
But then again is it mmmmm?????
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Cheers for the info/advice guys, ill try my local Timpsons, see what they charge
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Old 14-11-13, 08:29
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Cheers for the info/advice guys, ill try my local Timpsons, see what they charge
FWIW, my Timpsons didn't have the VW blank in stock, but used the Audi one instead (obvious thing to try, but just in case .... )
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Tried my local Timpsons yesterday, no VW key but had a "key that would do"! They wanted 85!! Said needed to go to my van with computer gear to program chip... Ill be looking elsewhere I think....
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Old 17-11-13, 19:10
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paid 6 for mine on ebay and 3 to get it cut (mates rates) forgot to take out chip thingy though and van wouldnt start (snapped old key), they're tiny!!
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Old 17-11-13, 19:37
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Tried my local Timpsons yesterday, no VW key but had a "key that would do"! They wanted 85!! Said needed to go to my van with computer gear to program chip... Ill be looking elsewhere I think....
My Timpsons man had a machine that he pushed the key into. All done in the shop. he just told me to come back 15 minutes later.
I wonder if Timpsons are Franchises and it is down to the franchisee if they buy the box of tricks or not? (Mine was in a town of population around 5,000 so hardly a metropolis so I'd expect the bigger ones to have that kind of kit!)
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