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03-10-05, 05:46 AM   #1  
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Key replacement

I went to get an extra igntion key for my wifes 04 Mits. endaver and the dealer informed me it would cost $80.00. Thirty five for the blank and forty five to reprogram the car. Last time I had extra keys made for my Ford truck they cost me a couple of bucks at the local hardware. Do I have any options besides the dealer? Many Thanks

 
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03-10-05, 07:59 AM   #2  
No, Times have changed. You need special key's and equipment to program them.

 
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03-10-05, 08:00 AM   #3  
The reason the key blank is so expensive, is because it has the transmitter for the security system built into it. A regular key blank will put the car into "Anti-Theft" mode. Check your owners manual. Some cars will let you program your own keys if you have 2 working ones now!!

 
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