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      01-16-2010, 11:11 PM   #1
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im not sure if i posted this in the right spot but whats the cheapest place to get a replacement key fobother than the dealership. i see them on ebay for like $15-20. but i dont know if you can use a key from a different car and get it programmed
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      01-16-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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I'm in the same boat. Lost my key on a business trip and now I only have one...

I think you can do this:

1. Get replacement keyfob on ebay
2. Get keyfob reprogrammed by dealer
3. Buy physical key blank on ebay and have it cut by a key service at the mall or wherever
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      01-16-2010, 11:46 PM   #3
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i see the blanks on ebay but they come from hong kong. not to sure about that.
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Key is not that expensive. It is the "work time" it takes the dealer to reprogram it.
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Are we talking the physical metal key, or the key fob remote? I think if you get a key fob remote off of eBay it needs to be a true blank, never programmed previously, and then the dealer can program it to your car.

I don't believe they can reprogram previously programmed fobs.
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im talken both. key and remote
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