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Extra Key Questions

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by chris22104, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. chris22104

    chris22104 Member

    Nov 28, 2011
    I need a second key (I only have one.) There are no Tesla dealers anywhere around me (about an 8 hour drive east or west.) Can a Tesla dealer program a key to my car, without the car being there? (Then send it to me to be cut.) I'm assuming they are all on the same frequency; they just need programming to the specific car, correct? Is this something that I can do, (as I do with my Hondas inside of 2 minutes with a turn key 3 times/ holding button down on each key fob (or similar) type procedure?) I'm assuming the keys are different than the Lotus Elise keys and method of programming? Any help here would be appreciated!
    Thanks guys!
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Feb 6, 2011
    Columbia River Gorge
    Have you tried calling Tesla service and asking?
  3. Mitrovic

    Mitrovic Member

    Dec 30, 2010
    Bern, Switzerland
    In my case this was not possible. The Ranger had to program it.
  4. tennis_trs

    tennis_trs 2010 2.0 Roadster Sport

    Aug 25, 2009
    The lock button on one of my keys has stopped working and my usual Tesla ranger told me that a ranger needs to be at the car to do the programming (and they have been very willing to support me remotely when they can), but it's always a good idea to go ahead and ask Tesla for yourself.

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