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Home Depot now make car keys with Electronics Chips

s_T_Blue 340 November 19, 2009 at 04:55 AM in Audio / Video
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I lost of of my 2 car keys to my 2002 Toyato. The Toyato dealer wantted about $150.00 to make a duplicate car key. Way to much cash.

Then I found that my local Home Depot now make car keys with Electronics chips imbeeded. I paid $60.00 - $10.00 (10 off 50 coupon). It only took 2 mins to get the key made. And it works on al my car key locks and igintion as well.

I then found out that some Lowes stores also makes these same car keys with Electornics chips imbeeded.

I hope this helps someone... Like it did for me.
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#2
Definately a slickdeal. Whats a Toyato? Smilie
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#3
Our TrueValue hardware makes these keys, too.
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#4
Yeah, it amazes me that a car key costs as much as an Intel Core i5 processor or a new motherboard, or more than a 2tb hard drive now.
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message to self...........don't lose your freakin' car keys!
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Yeah, it amazes me that a car key costs as much as an Intel Core i5 processor or a new motherboard, or more than a 2tb hard drive now.
My current Ford needs a new key. Do I just bring the current key and they make a copy? Or must I have something else too? I thought only dealers could do this (and charge an arm and a leg)!
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By a car key with electronic chips, do you mean a SmartKey, like the ones that the Toyota Prius and Camry Hybrid come with? Those cost $250 at the dealers.
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Nothing particularly slick about this. It's common knowledge that the dealer is the most expensive place to get just about anything for your car.

Lots of stores are able to do this including some Walmarts. There are whole stores at the mall dedicated to aftermarket auto keys at similar price points.

Also worth noting that many keys can't be replicated at these stores so don't get too excited. You may need to go to the dealer regardless.
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The same happened to me.. But I found a deal on Ebay.. and saved a lot of $$$.
Its saved me over 60% compared the dealer..

Some Keyless Remotes can be programmed by the owner.. Others, the dealer must do it..

Here's a link.. Scroll down and click your make of car on the Left.. Then find your model and year..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20...2a02596ade
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Quote from chazjr View Post :
The same happened to me.. But I found a deal on Ebay.. and saved a lot of $$$.
Its saved me over 60% compared the dealer..

Here's a link.. Scroll down and click your make of car on the Left.. Then find your model and year..
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20...2a02596ade
You'd still need someone to program the transponder chip inside of the key to match you old keys. Smilie

FWIW, if you call around to different dealers, you will get different prices.

Ask for the price for a T5 key to be cut...mine was only around $36 to get a new key cut and programmed at the dealer.
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#11
I would said that is very convenient - but definitely not a slick deal. You can find chipped keys all over eBay for 10-20 bucks. I buy mine from a place called transponder island.
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If only my son could do this it would be great! He(without my knowledge) only had one key to his truck. Lost it and now they(Ford) tells him he will have to have the vehicle towed in and them make the key. Big bucks for the tow and then big bucks for the key from the dealer. Any one know any way around this problem? TIA
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Definately a slickdeal. Whats a Toyato? Smilie
You in the West do not know of the Toyato brand cars. We do in the Far East Big Grin and we know how to spell, too. Wink
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Quote from mmuha View Post :
Whats a Toyato? Smilie
A regional tomato found in Japan. Big Grin
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The Ace Hardware in Alpharetta, GA has been cutting transponder keys for a couple years now.... if anyone is in the market I have a Silca RW3 Transponder machine I am trying to sell. They have a kit out now to upgrade to the RW4. PM me if interested.
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