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Can you copy an ignition key?
Basic keys can be copied at any dealership, locksmith or hardware store. Laser-cut, or sidewinder keys, are harder to copy and are more expensive than a basic key.
How much does it cost to replace a fiat key?
How much do car keys cost to replace?
|Duplicate Key Cost||Total Cost of Duplicate Key Cut & Programmed|
|Old, Standard, Mechanical Car Key||$ 7||$ 12|
|VATS Car Key||$ 20||$ 35|
|Transponder Car Key / Chip Key||$ 10||$180|
|Laser Cut Car Key (High Security)||$ 50||$250|
Can you make a spare key without the original?
An experienced locksmith will be able to make a replacement key for you even if you do not have the original. When you contact a locksmith, you’ll need to give the company some information about the key, and then they will likely be able to help you replace it.
How much does it cost to copy an ignition key?
For most vehicles, you can expect to pay between $7 and $125 to a locksmith for a duplicate car key that will start and run the car. Price varies depending on the key blank, if a remote is attached and whether programming is needed. It will be a bit more if you need a key that has the remote as part of the key.
What happens if I lost my car key and don’t have a spare?
If you lose it: You could call a locksmith, who can come and make you a new key on the spot. In some cases—an unusual or older vehicle—a locksmith may not be able to help. You might need to buy a new ignition lock cylinder and key from the dealer or an independent repair shop.
Can a dealership cut a key with just the VIN number?
Most vehicles in the United States from 1990 and up have key codes that are saved on file with the manufactures. As long as you can prove ownership of your vehicle a car key can be made with the Vehicle Identification Number aka VIN number. Once a key code is pulled from the VIN number a car key can be cut.
Who can cut a key from the VIN number?
The vehicle identification number, or VIN, is what’s designated for each cut in the key. Only the owner of a vehicle can make car key from VIN number. So don’t worry, your vehicle is completely safe.
Do you need a car key to make a new Fiat key?
You do not necessarily need a working Fiat key to make a new Fiat key. Duplicating a spare car key is something that most hardware stores can do, but when you need a new Fiat key when you have no spare, a locksmith is your best option.
Can a locksmith replace a Fiat car remote?
A Fiat car remote is very much a key to your car, and this type of service will be considered a form of Fiat car key replacement. United Locksmith is more than capable of completing this work and has to tools and replacement parts you need for your new Fiat remote. What information do I need to give the locksmith over the phone?
What happens if you lose all your Fiat keys?
Do not worry if you have lost all your Fiat keys, all is not lost! We can make you a new set of Fiat keys without replacing the ECU, locks or ignition barrel. We can also make sure your lost keys can no longer gain entry to the vehicle or start it. All for a fraction of the cost that dealers will charge.
How do you precode a Fiat 500 key?
Fiat precodes by keeping a database of BCM secret keys based on VIN. So they take a blank transponder, precode the secret key, and send it to the dealer. The dealer then “programs” the already precoded key. The other path, the “lucky one” in this case is to find a locksmith that has the ability to extract the secret key from the BCM.