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#20 of 26 Re: Replacing Keys Costs Too Much! I've been Fobbed! [cccompson]
Feb 25, 2011 (9:41 am)
If you mean the plastic case, you can get a shell of that key at many locksmiths. You just have the key cut, then they transfer the electronics of the bad key to the new one.
No programming, and far cheaper than a full key.
Also, for the others here, cloning of many keys is possible. Check with a locksmith before dropping big bucks for new, programmed keys.
#21 of 26 Re: Volvo personal car communicator PCC [bkvolvo]
Feb 25, 2011 (3:42 pm)
Yes, taht would be AAA.
She had her key in her purse and slammed the door shut. She was mad about something that had happened and in the moment forgot her keys were in there.
#23 of 26 Re: Cheaper FOB Replacements [belaircarguy]
Mar 10, 2013 (7:55 pm)
I did a quick research and There Is Only 3 Companies that will cut the key for you only for $40 Bucks
Locksmith San Jose - link title
Locksmith Tracy - link title
San Jose Locksmiths - link title
#24 of 26 Re: Replacing Keys Costs Too Much! I've been Fobbed! [steve_]
Mar 11, 2013 (5:11 am)
Next time you buy a new car, you may want to make a 3rd key part of the deal and stash it somewhere.
Funny you'd mention that, because that's exactly what I did when I bought my 2012 Ram. I wasn't getting to where i wanted to be on price, although to be fair, it was my fault as I didn't read the fine print. I just saw an internet price of $17,499, but didn't read the part where it said "plus freight" and "not all customers will qualify for all rebates". And, I didn't realize that the state of Maryland taxes rebates.
So, I was about ready to walk, but my uncle, who was with me, pulled me aside and essentially said don't be stupid, you're still getting a good deal. And he suggested I try to get a few things thrown in rather than negotiate on price. So I asked them if they'd throw in a third key, and a sliding rear window. I think they said the key/fob was normally something like $250, forget how much the sliding window would have been.
Going on six months now, and neither me nor my uncle has lost any of those fobs. At least, not yet! Give me time though...I lost my house keys this morning. Thankfully, found 'em after about 20 minutes.
#25 of 26 Re: Replacing Keys Costs Too Much! I've been Fobbed! [andre1969]
Mar 12, 2013 (8:09 pm)
I'd say you misplaced your house keys if you found them within 20 minutes.
#26 of 26 The blessing and curse of modern car keys
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 01, 2013 (3:10 pm)
"A car key that costs more than the basic new iPad Air? Yes, it's cool that you don't have to fuss with locks and ignition slots. It's reassuring that the technology makes it tough on car thieves and hard to lock yourself out. But these so-called smart keys are little more than glorified remote controls sold at astonishing markups by opportunistic auto companies."
In Fob We Trust (Chicago Tribune)