Last post on Mar 05, 2007 at 2:45 PM
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#50 of 87 Extra key help!
Aug 03, 2007 (11:18 am)
We just got a 2007 Nissan Versa SL and need to get extra keys for the family made. When contacting the Nissan dealership, they said each key will cost me $246!!! $85 for key, $50 for remote and $100 for programming. That is absurd! They also said that one can't work without the other, so I just can't get the remote and drive key-less and I can't just get the key and drive manual. Does anyone have the real story? I feel this is highway robbery. Also, please let me know if you found any other way to copy your keys. I don't care much about the remote at this point.
Thank you! Stephanie
#51 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [srbast]
Aug 03, 2007 (3:32 pm)
If your taking about an Ikey, the numbers they're giving you sound correct.
#52 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [jd10013]
Aug 03, 2007 (3:39 pm)
We are talking about an Ikey. However, we don't need multiples of those. We would just like to have a regular key to get in the car and start it manually, too. I'm not going to be giving everyone a $246 key. Any knowledge as to where we can get them cheaper or if we can just make copies of the metal key and use that? Thanks!
#53 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [srbast]
Aug 03, 2007 (6:58 pm)
The metal key (if your talking about the one that comes out of the Ikey) is just an ordinary key. Any locksmith should be able to make one.
#54 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [jd10013]
Aug 03, 2007 (8:22 pm)
Do you know this for a fact? We're going to go tomorrow and try. Nissan said that a locksmith can't do it. Of course, that could be because they want the $85 for it. Here's hoping!
#55 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [srbast]
Aug 04, 2007 (2:36 am)
I don't see why they couldn't. but, the metal key will only unlock the doors and glove box. you need the fob to start the car.
#56 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [jd10013]
Aug 04, 2007 (10:33 pm)
That's where I get confused. What is the FOB?? We bought this car used and it didn't come with the owner's manual, so we have to get that. I don't see why a metal key wouldn't start the car.
#57 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [srbast]
Aug 05, 2007 (4:35 am)
It depends on the trim level, but the cars with the intillegent key system don't have a mechanical key to start the car. the ignition swicth is built in, like the selector for heating controls. instead of a key, they come with a fob. in order for the ignition switch to work, the fob had to be within a certain range of the car. They also have a mechanical key, because if the battery dies, the fob will not be able to unlock the doors. But once in the car, there is no keyhole for the ignition. it looks something like this. Thats from an altima i think, but the one for the versa isn't much different
#58 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [jd10013]
Aug 05, 2007 (8:30 am)
Yes, my remote looks just like this. HOwever,there is a mechanical key hidden inside of it. And there is a slot in the ignition for the mechanical key to go in. I'm looking forward to having the time today to bring it to a locksmith and see if he/she can make a copy. And then see if it works without the fob nearby.
#59 of 87 Re: Extra key help! [srbast]
Aug 05, 2007 (2:34 pm)
You can have a locksmith make a copy of the key, but it will NOT start the car. It will only open the doors and trunk/hatch. In the ignition, the tumblers will turn but the engine will not start. The key has a security chip in it. If you take out the mechanical key from the ikey fob and look at the bottom edge of the plastic part, you'll see a hot glue plug where the chip was inserted.
If you want a key that starts the car, you'll have to have the dealer make one for you. However, the price they quoted you sounds like another fob (which is why it's so expensive). Make sure you tell them that you want a mechanical key and not another fob. It's the same key as on Versas without the ikey feature. Different dealers charge different prices. I've heard of prices varying from $50 to over $100. Ask around.