Getting a new key?
I was wondering if anyone knows how to get a new car key if you lost your only one. And how much are we talking for a new key.
- Jay PLv 71 month ago
If you would like a price for a replacement key, you need to share some more details...namely the year, make, and model of vehicle.
A dealer can often get you a new key for a vehicle through the VIN.
- Christin KLv 71 month ago
The dealer can get you a new key--but beware! This can in some places and for some cars cost you about $400 or more. It depends on the type of key it is. Programmable keys are extremely expensive.
- The DevilLv 71 month ago
Go to the dealer with the registration and your personal ID and they will punch out a perfect new key. If the key has a security feature the car won't start until the key is programmed to the car. Better get 2 while you have the chance.
- ScottLv 71 month ago
You should never have only one key. FAIL. You will have to go to the dealer with the VIN and proof of ownership and have them make you TWO keys.
The price depends on the type of key it is. FAIL.
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- thebax2006Lv 71 month ago
Take your title to he dealer to have a new Transponder key cut. They use the VIN to cut the key. You need the title to prove it's your car.
Then...have your car towed to the dealer so that the new keys can be programmed to the car.Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
- Anonymous1 month ago
If your car has an immobilizer (security system/anti-theft), expect over $200.
- PeterLv 71 month ago
That really depends on what make and model of car, and what country you are in.
- martinLv 71 month ago
AAA will make you a sturdy car key of plastic, if you ever get locked out or lose your key. Therefore, the method is to make a good plastic replica, then go to a key expert or machine and make yourself a couple metal keys.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Dealer, proof of ownership of car and serial number. A new key will be made. A lock smith will do the same thing and are usually a little cheaper.
- samiamrdLv 71 month ago
It depends on the car and the level of technology. Some keys are just keys(go to home depot or Lowes). Other more expensive keys have a chip inside(you need to go to the dealer for this one. If you had only one key and lost it, then you have to contact the dealer and have them make you a new one.