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Old 12-12-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Replacement Key

Things being what they are, my car key went missing and I need to get another one.
Has anyone tried to reprogram a new key themselves, with only 1 key remaining? If I do have to go to the dealer, does anyone know just how badly they're going to bend me over on this?
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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Probably $200+.
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Old 12-12-2007, 10:06 PM   #3
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It's not possible to program a spare key unless you have 2 working ones. Sounds like a trip to the dealer. Bring the vaseline.
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your looking at prob 250.
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yup

You need 2 keys to program a 3rd key. If you lost one then you have no choice but to go to the dealer. Last I checked it was $230 for the key and to have them program it.

When I learned this I jumped on ebay and bought a blank spare key for $50 then got it cut for $1.00 and then programed it myself for $0 free.

Well worth it if your ever in this situation or if you are going to install an aftermarket auto start.
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I got a third remotekey for my Daytona and programmed it myself. I recommend this for everyone who has these type keys. Pay a little now and you will save alot later. I did the same thing for my Neon years ago. Also, I use the third key when I have my cars in for service. That way I don't have to take a key off my keyring, and if the place your getting your car serviced looses the key, you have one with you and are not stuck.
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It's not possible to program a spare key unless you have 2 working ones. Sounds like a trip to the dealer. Bring the vaseline.
Why should I bring Vaseline to the dealer? is it used in anyway to reprogram a key?

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Why should I bring Vaseline to the dealer? is it used in anyway to reprogram a key?

Well that depends you might not need it, but lets find out. How much did you pay for your RT Charger? Sorry that was wrong of me .
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I got a third remotekey for my Daytona and programmed it myself. I recommend this for everyone who has these type keys. Pay a little now and you will save alot later. I did the same thing for my Neon years ago. Also, I use the third key when I have my cars in for service. That way I don't have to take a key off my keyring, and if the place your getting your car serviced looses the key, you have one with you and are not stuck.
I am suprised nobody has asked this yet but, HOW DO YOU PROGRAM A THE THIRD KEY YOURSELF?!?!?
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check your manual

It's in the manual. But basically you insert key 1 that is already programmed and you turn it but don't start the car. Then wait til you hear a beep or the red light starts to blink in the dash. Then take it out and do the same with the 2nd key. You will hear another beep. Then put in the new key you want programmed and do the same and you will hear the beep when it is programmed. It's something along those lines but literally takes 1 minute to do maybe 2 if it's your first time. But the Dealer won't admit that this is possible but check your car's manual and you'll see it.

When I called the dealer for the key they said I had to take it in. I said but I have 2 keys already programmed can't I program it myself. He said no. You need the code and a computer with the software to do it. I said so why does it say in the manual that I can do it myself as long as I have 2 keys that already programmed. He said oh I didn't know. Then told me the price of the blank key which was about $170 just for a blank key unprogrammed.
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