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Old 09-09-2019, 02:58 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by SailinAway View Post
(1) What's the most affordable place in the area to get a spare key made and programmed?

(2) For a spare key to keep in my wallet, is it possible to get just the key, without the heavy fob?

This is my first programmable key. I like to have a total of 4 keys in various places. Looks like that's not possible given the cost of this key. I'm especially worried about losing my key far from home. How many keys do you have, and where do you keep them in case you lose your main key?
I have seen signs at Do It Best Hardware stores that say they can make programmed keys. I have never had one made so I am not sure price. It looks like Rands Hardware in Plymouth is a Do It Best Hardware Store, might be worth a call.

As a side note, if you ever lose your key and you are far from home, the local dealership should be able to help you out by using the VIN and having proper ID.

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Originally Posted by AC2717 View Post
the keys with the FOB have a chip in them that speaks to the vehicle computers to allow it to turn on. Unless the vehicle has a valet type key option, it will need to have the FOB head on it. Most FOBs have a key in the back of them that you can pull out and use incase the FOB battery dies, in this case you can put that key in the wallet
I think you are confusing/mixing a (key + a FOB) and a "keyless" FOB.

A keyless FOB has a key in it in case the battery dies, the other one..... just use the key
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