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post #1 of 13 Old 01-02-2014, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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cheapest key route?

Here's the story. We have a commander in our shop and I lost the key in the snow.... deep snow. What is the cheapest way for a new key? I have no year yet ask I know it it is a plastic one that turns a electronic key in the steering column


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post #2 of 13 Old 01-02-2014, 06:20 PM
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The dealer or a good locksmith is the only option unless you have two working keys.

EBay will have blank keys/fobs to save u getting gouged at the dealer.

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The dealer or a good locksmith is the only option unless you have two working keys.

EBay will have blank keys/fobs to save u getting gouged at the dealer.
We do have a extra key. But you need two?

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So you have one key, you just need to buy a spare?

Believe you can go ebay to get the key, but you might have to go to the dealer to program it. Check the owners manual for the info on how to clone the key.
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You need to have two working already programmed keys to enroll ANY type of new key into the vehicle.

Diagnostic equipment used to program the key (If you only have one) can be found at your local locksmith who does automotive stuff, or dealer. Locksmiths are generally cheaper, but will not make any guarantee that your key bought online will work correctly, but will still charge you programming fees.

Call a locksmith and get a quote for the job through him (key included), and then call a dealer. Go with who's cheaper IMO. eBay is great for when you already have two working keys.

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Know anyone with a metal detector? I could find that sucker in 2 mins.

What they said - takes TWO keys and then you can self link. Just did this last week as my teen son started driving and I got tired of him taking my keys and placing them in random spots throughout the house...so now he can lose his set.
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Know anyone with a metal detector? I could find that sucker in 2 mins.

What they said - takes TWO keys and then you can self link. Just did this last week as my teen son started driving and I got tired of him taking my keys and placing them in random spots throughout the house...so now he can lose his set.
Thought the same thing but it would take hours it's easier to replace it. Not a total loss the thing needs 2k worth of exhaust work lol

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Thought the same thing but it would take hours it's easier to replace it. Not a total loss the thing needs 2k worth of exhaust work lol
Expect that lost key to cost ~$100-250 including programming. I'd look hard

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post #9 of 13 Old 01-03-2014, 08:16 PM
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i bought this for my 09 wk since my old key fab buttons stopped working accept for rear hatch which got old opening that first closing it than running to door to unlock it with the key to open the door so the alarm wouldn't go off. only reason i bought it off amazon is there return policy, if it doesnt work they will take it back. I don't trust ebay with a key fob its worth the extra 30 dollars from amazon. I took it to the dealership and they programmed it for 47 dollars. they warned me many times that it wont work that i had to buy their 200 key fob. I said just program it, they said i would have to pay 47 dollars even if they couldn't get it to work. Of course the key had no problem being programmed. you can tell the plastic is a little cheaper than stock, but it gets the job done. It was worth the money that was spent on it. Now i have auto start and unlock and locking remotely back.

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I got one off E-bay for my wifes Mazda for $50, dealer wanted $300. It looks as good as factory & was programed at the dealer for $80.
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I got one off Amazon for $80 and the dealer charged me 30 euro to program. No fuss, no muss.
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A shovel is cheaper than a fobik key.

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post #13 of 13 Old 01-04-2014, 04:55 PM
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We bought two keys off eBay for like 70$ & the dealer programmed em for us, free. The cut, we had to do at a locksmith, for 4$

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