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Key trouble my problem isn't really mechanical at all. i have lost my key...straight up gone. i need a new one, but with its "high security" status and all...i can't get a rough estimate on a qoute for the price of a new key made. btw, i own a 1999 vw passat 1.8t. do you have advice on where i could get the cheapest price for a new key made for my car?

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You'd have to go to a dealership for it, if you have no other keys. If your Passat is like my Audi A4, you have a laser cut key that is "different" than most keys. If you have no key for the car currently, you'll have to go to a dealer with your title and VIN number. They'll be able to make you a new one from the proper master key. If you have another key that you can use, you can buy a blank replacement on eBay for much less, and have a locksmith with laser-cutting equipment do the cut. Several people I know have paid around $70 for a new key at a dealer, whereas those who could supply a second key to use to make a new one were able to buy the key blank online and have it cut at a locksmith's for $10-15.

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