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Well, I lost all my keys at the mall. I own a 2005 STS V-8. My wife still has her set. Can someone please tell me how badly the dealer will rape me for a new Key Fob and a new hard copy key for the doors?

I know the fobs are "special", and I was thinking about getting one on Ebay, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE HARD COPY KEY FOR THE DOORS?? Does this key have a chip too? Do I need to program the door key too?

Can someone throw out some rough prices and give me some advice.....

Thanks in advance!
 

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replacing the fob may not be to bad if you look on the back of your wife's fob should have a 1 or a 2 imprinted on the back, if it says 2, then order another fob off e-bay or where ever you trust and get a fob with a 1,or vice versa, and then the programming instructions are in the owner's manual. You can program the new fob in your car. For the key itself check with a reputable locksmith they can tell you if you have to go thru a dealer or if they can make a replacement for you. best wishes
 

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The key is just a standard one and even Home Depot can copy that. The fobs are readily available on ebay for $20 to $25 and it really doesn't matter if it says 1 or 2 since they are the same--just mark it yourself to keep track. The problem is going to be the programming--if you do the quick learn, it will become #3 which means non of the meory functions can be linked. You will need to do the expanded programming and erase the previous #1 and #2 and start over--still not a big deal.
 

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See this:

[My Fob Programming Thread

I think in another Fob programming thread someone tried a new style Fob and stated that a key had to be present to program it correctly. This is hearsay and I make no claim what-so-ever.

Have Fun!:histeric:
 
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