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Lost Chevy Silverado key replacement rekey

If you have lost your Chevy Silverado key or just need a spare key made, Mile High Lock and Key can help. We can send you a service van with all the keys and key programming machines to provide you with a full mobile locksmith service at your location.
Programming Chevy Silverado keys

What years of keys will need to be programed?

If your Chevy Silverado is in the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 or 2006, then your key is just a regular key without any features and will not need to be programed to your truck.

If your Chevy Silverado is in the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 than your truck has what is called an anti-security system installed and will require a transponder key to be programed to your truck’s immobilizer.

If you have the two working keys that can start the engine, then you can program a duplicate key yourself.
How to program a Chevy Silverado key yourself

You must have two programmed Keys.

  • Insert the first working key into the ignition switch.
  • Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. The engine needs to stay off.
  • When the theft light goes out, remove the key. Insert the second working key and turn the ignition switch ON.
  • When the theft light goes out, remove the key.
  • Insert the new duplicate key and turn the ignition switch ON.
  • When the theft light goes out, the key has been programmed.
    (If you do not have two programed keys, then you will not be able to program a duplicate key yourself and will need to use a locksmith company or Chevy dealership to program the new key to your truck)

Programming a Chevy Silverado remote
It is a very simple process to program a new remote for your Chevy Silverado and should not take more than a few minutes to do. If you lost your remote and want a new one made, you can easily program this remote yourself. You can buy these remotes online and they will come with instructions on how to program it yourself.

Lost Chevy Silverado key

If you lost your Chevy Silverado key and do not have a spare one, Mile High Locksmith can help. Our service van is set up with all the key programming and key cutting machines to make you a working key at your truck’s location. When you call us, whether it is an emergency or not, we will be able to send you one of our technicians within 30 minutes after your call. It will not cost you an arm and a leg and to get the full price, give us a call or send us an e-mail. at:, Mile High Locksmith provides mobile truck key services in Denver, CO and the surrounding cities.


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  • Sue Ann Nichols

    What if i had already replaced the ignition once with another one but now also lost that key can i still have it replaced to fit the ignition i have now in it

  • Leah

    Yes, you can. We recommend you use a locksmith company and ask them to match the ignition key to the door key.

  • steve

    I have been told that my vin starts with a 3, that it requires a different procedure to make a spare key. Is that right, or do I do as you have stated for Silverado’s.

  • Michael

    I lost my keys to my 2004 Chevy silverado. 2500 hd 2 wheel drive automatic. 6.0. What is my cheapest option to replacing the keys?

  • Scott white

    I had to repo a truck and did not get key or fob back. Can I get new fobs programmed different from original. Also new to replace door licks and ignition switch with new keys…do you sell a “set”?

  • Diane kappen

    My husband lost the keys to our 2002 k 2500 Silverado pickup. He told me to have one made and bring it to him . Can you make a key without the truck?

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