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Old 02 Jul 2016, 02:27 pm
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Smile Re: Replacement Key and fob!

There was a way to do it being talked about some time ago using two original keys plus your new replacement one. I don't know if the procedure works or not, as I have never attempted it.

There are companies out there that claim to be able to supply genuine OEM replacements, they are nowhere near $12, but neither are they $170. You will still need to find someone to cut the key for you and it still needs to be programmed.

If you do attempt this and it does work out for you, be sure to come back and share your experiences

Here are some instructions I remembered tripping over a while ago:

Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position for at least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds. Then, Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key.

Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the second key.

Insert the new key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the ON/RUN position.within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing. To indicate that programming is complete, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on again for a few seconds and then turn off.

The key and fob are now programmed and should function normally. Up to 8 keys can be programmed.


Please remember, this is not what I've advised you to do, but I do understand why you might want to attempt this anyway

Last edited by SpannerHound; 02 Jul 2016 at 02:30 pm.
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