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Offline MH

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« on: November 10, 2018, 02:02:19 pm »
Ok, so I just bought a new used van and it comes with a single key with FOB attached.  How do I go about ordering a 2nd one ?  I hear manufacturer copies can be $200, which is ridic, but there are other options.

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Offline bcsapper

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 02:13:28 pm »
Find out who owned the van before you.  There's a spare key in one of his drawers and when he sees it, he's going to toss it out.  Hurry!
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Offline MH

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 02:25:09 pm »
Find out who owned the van before you.  There's a spare key in one of his drawers and when he sees it, he's going to toss it out.  Hurry!

Seriously ?  No.

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Re: Advice Culture
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2018, 02:25:24 pm »
Ok, so I just bought a new used van and it comes with a single key with FOB attached.  How do I go about ordering a 2nd one ?  I hear manufacturer copies can be $200, which is ridic, but there are other options.

Help me CPE you're my only hope.



Canadian Tire can make copies of magnetically-encoded keys for ... I think it was about $80 when I had mine made. But whether they can make one for your specific vehicle you'd have to check with them.  For an additional remote control door unlocker thingies, you can look on Amazon. I bought some for my vehicle off Amazon and they worked just fine... the programming procedure only took a minute.  Again, vehicle specific.  Might not be as easy to find for your vehicle as it was for mine.

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2018, 02:34:40 pm »
Thanks - this is a help.  I can do the key at CT on Monday.  Can you PM me the link to your Amazon dealer ?  If it's not too much trouble that is.

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 02:56:22 pm »
Ok, so I just bought a new used van and it comes with a single key with FOB attached.  How do I go about ordering a 2nd one ?  I hear manufacturer copies can be $200, which is ridic, but there are other options.

Some vehicles allow you to pair additional fobs, usually up to a maximum limit. Check out your manual, or places like automotiveforums.com to see if there is a process for your vehicle. The process usually involves things like turning the ignition on/off a few times, maybe opening and closing the drivers door, etc. and then pushing a sequence of keys on the new fob. European vehicles are usually better at this than American ones because the American car companies want to lock you into buying expensive options from them. There was a California law a few years back that tried to change this, not sure what became of it.

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« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2018, 03:23:09 pm »
Seriously ?  No.

Seriously.  That's what I would do.
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