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Nissan Altima, Security System, Sedan
#40 of 72 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima PROX Key FOB [acesk8er]
Aug 05, 2009 (2:35 pm)
Well, 30 doesn't sound bad for the fob. not sure on the programming. if they will do all the fobs for 50, then it sounds like a good deal to me. they can't just program the new ones, they will have to do all of them.
I own a 2007 atlima, so I had to take mine in for the Ikey recall. And just to do 2 fobs took them about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. From what I understand its a fairly complicated process that can take awhile. (they do it to make the system more secure). so given that, I would consider $50 more than fair.
#41 of 72 Re: Avoid the 2007 Altima [mthardatwork]
Aug 08, 2009 (5:52 pm)
this has been very helpful to me.last evening at 7pm I bought a used 2004 armada.we drove home,showed it to our adult children at their homes and went home and parked in the drive way.about 1pm today one of our sons wanted to test drive the car but it would not start.we went out and tried different things..we searched the manual,called the dealer(he had no idea what it could be other than we must have done something to the keys or security sx.said we would have to wait until monday because parts and sevice are closed. stated hehad no idea what could have happened. I think you have shed light on the situation.I plan to return the car because I donot want to get stuck somewhere because I forgot and put the keys near my phone.thanks so much.
#42 of 72 Re: 2009 Nissan Altima PROX Key FOB [jd10013]
Aug 08, 2009 (6:48 pm)
I took the car to the stealer this morning and purchased two additional FOBs and one additional mechanical key. A second mechanical key is on back order. The whole process took perhaps an hour.
Contrary to what is stated in the manual, Nissan does keep key records and they can retrieve key data by VIN. The "key number plate" is not needed even if you lose all of your keys.
Anyway, I now have 4 PROX key FOBs. I figure that having spares at different locations, etc., is a good backup plan. Thanks to all for replies.
#43 of 72 Nissan Altima Smart Key twitchiness
Sep 16, 2009 (2:54 am)
I have a 2008 Altima that I'm generally happy with, except for the Smart Key. At the slightest touch the alarm will sound or the trunk will open. Who knows, maybe the doors lock and unlock as well. The key can be in my pocket, or it can go off as I'm unlocking a door to the house. Are there any solutions other than just putting the darn thing into a box?
#44 of 72 Re: Nissan Altima Smart Key
Sep 17, 2009 (8:07 am)
Wife just got a 2008 Altima with only one key insert and one four button Smartkey.
We got another Smartkey off ebay and now are trying to find programming for less than the $90-95 the dealers are quoting.
Do any locksmiths have this capability?
I got an extra door and glove box key cut at Walmart -works fine.
My plan is to tie extra metal key under car to open door. Then keep extra Smartkey wrapped in several layers of aluminum foil hidden in car for emergenies. I tested and the aluminum foil works and the car does not know the Smartkey is present.
I would be glad for any suggestions. Thnks
#45 of 72 Re: 2008 Altima I-Key Issues [ken75]
Jan 04, 2010 (2:55 pm)
the other day my car would not start. the key fob battery was low. i changed the batteries on my fob. now the car has trouble starting. sometimes it does and some times it does not. i had the dealership put the batteries in for me. i also checked the car battery to make sure it was good. any ideas? could it be a fuse?
#47 of 72 Spare Key
Jan 07, 2010 (1:40 pm)
I am trying to get Nissan/dealership to cough up a 3rd key to be used as an emergeny backup. I have read that you can remove the battery and still use the FOB in the key port ot start the car. So, you could put a duplicate of the mechanical key in a magnetic box under the car somewhere and leave the FOB without a battery in the trunk or some other hiding place. I don't like the idea of not be able to start the car if something happens to the FOB while away from the car.
Anybody else used this method to prevent being stranded ?
Jan 07, 2010 (4:14 pm)
Would a fob hold the programming without. The battery in it?
A locksmith could only program 1fob for me--no spare --roger
#49 of 72 Re: hidden fob [rogjack6112]
Jan 08, 2010 (10:35 am)
I believe the FOB has a spot that is scanned by the car when it's in the port. They call it RFID, which is something they do with packaging labels. No juice required. The spare would only be good for plugiing into the port to get the car started, unless you put the battery in, then it would be full function. You couldn't leave the battery in and leave it in the car because it would be like leaving your key in the car.