Somehow if fell out of my backpack yesterday and I need to replace it. Does anyone know what it will cost to get a new one and what the dealer will require from me? How long it takes to get a replacement?
For USA vehicles, this is essentially true, so long as you still have at least one key/FOB that is already programmed, you can then follow the procedure in your owners manual to quickly and easily add additional key/FOBs. (there's even a more lengthy owner process in the event you've lost ALL of your keys)Interesting, so that laser cut key that whips out is generic? All you have to do is program thru the car and done?
The process for "programming a new key" invalidates the access of any keys not present, so you can step through that with your remaining key and make the old one useless for anything involving the authentication. Can't be used to drive the car, can't remote unlock or make the car flash lights to find it in a lot, that key won't work to say "yes a valid key was used in the physical lock" check, etc. Whether you get a replacement backup key from the dealer won't affect the programming process much, but it's recommendable. After all, keys do get lost and it would be good to still be able to get in your car if it happens again.I also lost one of my keys. I am fearful, should it be found, then my car would be easily stolen. It was lost NEAR where I parked my car, I think. CAN THEY UNPROGRAM THE LOST KEY, RENDERING IT inoperable?
This is the situation I'm in. Wife lost one of the fobs and we only have one left. I fear calling up any dealership to ask them how much to buy and have them re-program a new fob.The process for Canada however is a bit different as they have different legislations affecting the immobilizer. So for Canada you must have in your possession at least TWO previously learned FOBs in order to add additional units , otherwise you will have to visit your dealer to add keys/FOBs.
Yea that sucks. But if it's any consolation, a recent bulletin from GM indicates they are going to the "must have TWO present" format like Canada for many models in 2017.This is the situation I'm in. Wife lost one of the fobs and we only have one left. I fear calling up any dealership to ask them how much to buy and have them re-program a new fob.