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post #1 of 22 Old 05-31-2011, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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$130 for key replacement, what?

I read on here where guys just went to a dealer and showed their registration and ID and got a replacement key for $10.00 so I was sticker shocked when I found out my local dealer charged $130.00 for one. $80.00 for the key and $50.00 for the programming.

I had to pass for now, I want that cold air return to much, I'll just have to be careful and pray I don't I don't lose my key.


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There is no way anyone paid $10 for a key from a dealership. You can save about $50 if you buy a key on eBay for around $30 and then have them cut and program for the $50.


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just by a replacement key off ebay
even a switchblade key if you want
then just have the dealer cut and program
cheaper and nicer
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I read on here where guys just went to a dealer and showed their registration and ID and got a replacement key for $10.00 so I was sticker shocked when I found out my local dealer charged $130.00 for one. $80.00 for the key and $50.00 for the programming.

I had to pass for now, I want that cold air return to much, I'll just have to be careful and pray I don't I don't lose my key.
You may have heard of some on here buying a knock off case on eBay for $10 and then taking the remote and chip out of the old key and sticking it in the new one. Then you just have to have the key cut. Fortunately, my dealer cut the key for me last time for free. However most don't and you are buying the key, remote and chip, plus programming and cutting. $130 is what most dealers charge.You can get a complete key and remote set on eBay for around $25, but you will still have to have it programmed and cut. You might get away with $75.


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There is no way anyone paid $10 for a key from a dealership. You can save about $50 if you buy a key on eBay for around $30 and then have them cut and program for the $50.
although it wasnt $10..my dealer has programmed 2 keys for me free of charge.. keys varied from $40-$60. it's all about dealer relationship.
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Dealer wanted $90 for the whole bang, but I wanted switchblade. Three dealers later I finally got what I wanted it cost about $105 for 2 key cuts and 1 program.

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stealership here wouldnt even cut/ program the key i bought off ebay. Just flat out refused because i didnt buy it from them. So now i only have 1 working key

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Don't have more then one Honda dealer in all of NY eh?
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If I only had 1 key, I would be sure to have my key code available. A spAre key would be a high priority. Losing keys ruins vacations. Take it from me.... and family fights.

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stealership here wouldnt even cut/ program the key i bought off ebay. Just flat out refused because i didnt buy it from them. So now i only have 1 working key
Call American Honda and complain.

This is another reason people do not trust Dealships and is a direct reflection on Honda.

To flat out refuse to do something because you didn't buy from them, is absurd.

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You may have heard of some on here buying a knock off case on eBay for $10 and then taking the remote and chip out of the old key and sticking it in the new one. Then you just have to have the key cut. Fortunately, my dealer cut the key for me last time for free. However most don't and you are buying the key, remote and chip, plus programming and cutting. $130 is what most dealers charge.You can get a complete key and remote set on eBay for around $25, but you will still have to have it programmed and cut. You might get away with $75.
Thats probably what I remember. My memory is for crap with the meds Im on and the morphine probably twisted it. I honestly have to question what I remember sometimes if it was real or not so please forgive my stupidity. I really hate this crap and wish I could get it out of my body.

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If you think that's bad, I have a story for you (and yes, that sounds about right). When my car was being fixed in the body shop of a Chevy dealer (they have one of the best shops in the area), the shop manager showed me the invoice for a brand new Chevy key with remote (the owner lost his original and ordered the new key) - $180.

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If you and ordered the new key) - $180.
This has to be the biggest scam ever. I mean how much can a key really cost? And then to charge another $50.00 to program it. Come on! How labor intensive is that? Even the valet key was going to cost $100.00

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It's a laser cut key that has the immobilizer chip, so it costs a lot.
I remember the old days when a set of keys could be made at any hardware store for under $5. Heck, my old Oldsmobile had a messed up key port to start the car and I didn't need the key to start the car. I used to use the keys to open the car, then pocket them and simply twist the starter. The first keyless start system ever!
Truth is, it's expensive (and I agree, it shouldn't be more than $30), but at least the new key will actually protect your car from being stolen, right?

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It's a laser cut key that has the immobilizer chip, so it costs a lot.
I remember the old days when a set of keys could be made at any hardware store for under $5. Heck, my old Oldsmobile had a messed up key port to start the car and I didn't need the key to start the car. I used to use the keys to open the car, then pocket them and simply twist the starter. The first keyless start system ever!
Truth is, it's expensive (and I agree, it shouldn't be more than $30), but at least the new key will actually protect your car from being stolen, right?
Yes I do take some comfort that its much more difficult to steal, but if they are so cheap online you know the dealer is marking them up much higher than they really need to be. If they want to build customer loyalty this is the wrong way to go about it. Even if I didn't buy the car from them, how about impressing me with the best customer service that I will want to go back to them.


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