I wrote this post back in 2017 and have noticed some changes in pricing so have given the post a refresh. The hefty and ever increasing cost of replacing a Porsche key is likely to make you more conscientious about where you store your key between drives. It also shows the dollar value of having a working spare key when buying or selling a Porsche.
Since opening we’ve helped a number of customers source a spare key, and been surprised by the variation in both price and lead time depending on the Porsche model. Unfortunately for more modern cars, it’s no longer as convenient and simple as taking your key down to the local key cutter and having a copy made.
Here’s an indicative summary by Porsche Model of what’s involved in obtaining a spare key…
Key Requirements by Model
Indicative costs and parts availability have been supplied by Porsche.
911, 1970 – 1977 Key head $73 & Blank blade $57 currently in stock – plus cost of key cutting
911, 1978 – 1989 Key head $73 & Blank blade $57 currently in stock – plus cost of key cutting
964, 1989 – 1993 Key head $73 & Blank blade $57 currently in stock – plus cost of key cutting
993, 1994 -1998 Blank blade $57, flip key $433 both currently in stock, plus coding $230 – $660! (Coding these flip keys can be problematic and result in a huge labour charge… A way around this may be use a 964 key for the ignition, and buy a transponder for car entry)
996, 1999 -2004 Blank blade $61, key head $386, plus coding $230 and cost of key cutting. (Cost applies to Boxster and Cayman of the same vintage.)
All components in stock – Approximate total cost including blade cutting $700
997, 2005 – 2012 Ex Germany Pre Cut Blade & Key heads $735, plus coding $230. (Cost applies to Boxster and Cayman of the same vintage.)
2 week lead time from Germany – Approximate total cost $1000
991 & 992 2013 onwards Key $733-$812, 2 week lead time from Germany plus coding $230 – Approximate total cost $1000
Cayenne & Macan Key $550-$740 – 2 week lead time from Germany plus coding $230.
Approximate total cost $800- $1000 depending on model.