Where can you make a spare key for a Mitsubishi Galant? How can you have a replacement key made if you lost it? How and where can you have your Mitsubishi Galant key programmed? Where can you buy and program Mitsubishi Galant key fobs? Why is your Mitsubishi Galant ignition getting stuck and how can you fix it? Mile High Locksmith is an expert Mitsubishi Galant locksmith company in Denver, CO. We would like to share some information with you about some common problems Mitsubishi Galant’ locks and keys have.
Mitsubishi Galant spare key
Where you can make a spare key for your Mitsubishi Galant all depends on what kind of a key your Mitsubishi uses. The Mitsubishi Galant has three different types of keys. These keys have been changed throughout the years. The three types of keys are:
A regular metal key, which we like to call just an old-fashioned key.
A transponder key, also known as a chip key. A transponder key looks just like a regular key, the only difference between this key and the regular metal key, is there is an invisible chip inside the key head.
The third type of key for a Mitsubishi Galant is a remote key head, also known as a key fob. The remote key has four push buttons that can lock and unlock the doors, open the trunk, and has a red panic button.
If your Mitsubishi Galant is in the years 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 then making a duplicate key will be a very easy thing to do, and making a key copy, many times, can be done in your neighborhood hardware store, or with an automotive locksmith.
If your Mitsubishi Galant is from the years 2000 to 2012, then making a duplicate key will be a more difficult thing to do. Besides cutting the key, your key will have to be programmed to your car’s immobilizer. A good place to cut and program you Mitsubishi Galant’s transponder or remote key, will be with an automotive locksmith or a Mitsubishi dealership. What we recommend you to do is to shop around for prices between the two.
Program transponder key Mitsubishi Galant key replacement
What exactly is a transponder key? A transponder key, also known as a chip key, is an actual electronic chip that is inside the key head where you cannot see it. The purpose of this chip is to have a wireless connection between the key to your Mitsubishi. The way it works is that your car has a security system that is called an anti-theft system. This system has control on your Mitsubishi’s gas pump. What happens is, if your anti-theft system fails to communicate with the chip on your key, it will block the fuel from getting to the engine. This means that if you have a transponder key that is not programmed to the anti-theft system, you will be able to unlock the doors, turn the ignition switch and even crank the engine, however your engine will not get the fuel and be able to start.
If your Mitsubishi Galant is from the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, you have a transponder key. Your key will have to be programmed to your car’s immobilizer. A good place to get your transponder key programmed will be a locksmith company or a Mitsubishi dealership.
What can you do if you have lost you Mitsubishi Galant key? If you lost the key and it is in between the years 2000 and 2012, and you are not sure who has the key and are worried about it getting stolen or someone driving it who you don’t approve of, then you have the option to erase your old key information and reprogram a new key. This means that whoever has the key will be able to unlock the doors but not be able to start the engine.
Mitsubishi Galant remote key
A Mitsubishi Galant remote key has two different types of remotes.
If your Mitsubishi Galant is in between the years 1993 to 2005, then your Mitsubishi remote will be separate from the key. You can buy these remotes online, with a locksmith company, or at a Mitsubishi dealership. The remote prices are usually anywhere from $180 to $220. The remote will come with instructions on how to program it yourself and should only take a few minutes to do. It should be easy to do, however if you have trouble programming the remote key yourself, you can bring your car and new remote key to us and we can help you program it for free.
If your Mitsubishi Galant is in between the years 2006 to 2012, then your Mitsubishi will have a remote key fob that will come as one unit with the remote being the actual key head. These remote keys cost anywhere between $120 to $140. These prices are just for the key blank and does not include cutting and programming the key to your car. You can buy these keys online, or a better idea, is to buy the key directly from a locksmith or a Mitsubishi dealership. You can also have the locksmith and dealership cut and program the key for you.
Mitsubishi Galant key stuck in ignition
Why does your Mitsubishi key get stuck in the ignition or why is the key hard to turn? If you key is having problems to turn the ignition switch or is just getting stuck in the ignition, we recommend that first you stop trying to use this key. The reason is, is because if you keep using this key, you can just cause more damages to your ignition switch. There are a couple of reasons why these problems happen. The first way we recommend trying to fix the problem is to have a locksmith company or Mitsubishi dealership make you a new key either by your car’s VIN number or by the key code. A common problem is that your key is worn out and making a key copy will just make a copy of your key with the same problem. The second way we recommend fixing the problem is by having a locksmith company re-key your car ignition. Sometimes one of the wafers inside the ignition cylinder gets stuck and by re-keying the ignition by a locksmith will fix the problem.