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Geo Prizm key

GEO Prizm key

What can you  do if you lost the key for your Geo Prizm? Where can you get a new key made and how can you save some money by doing some of the work yourself? Mile High Locksmith ™ is an expert automotive locksmith company, and we would like to share some of the more commonly asked questions we receive about Geo Prizm keys and locks.

Did you know that you can find the key code for your Geo Prizm on the passenger door locks?

Geo Prizm key blank number

Geo has changed the key blank number for the Geo Prizm two times. Below we will share with you a list of what the key blank number is for your Geo Prizm by the year:

  • If your Geo Prizm was made in the years 1989, 1990, 1991, or 1992, than your key blank number is X192.
  • If your Geo Prizm was made in the years 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, or 2002, then your key blank number is X225.

Geo Prizm key code

When you’ve lost the key to your Geo Prizm and need a new key replacement, you can save some money by doing some of the work yourself. From 1989 until 2002 Geo stamped the key code for the Geo Prizm on the passenger door lock. By disassembling the lock you can find the key code and provide it to a locksmith for a new one. Some people find this very useful when they don’t have any locksmith or dealership nearby.

Tip: If for some reason you don’t find the key code on the lock, you can just take the lock itself to a locksmith shop and have them make you a new key from the lock. Actually, you can disassemble any of the locks such as your ignition lock, door locks and even the trunk lock to find the key code. Most locksmiths will be able to make you a working key to your Geo Prizm from these locks.

Geo Prizm key won’t turn

Over the years we have received calls from customers that find problems with turning their key. The most common reason we find that causes this problem is that the key worn out. The best fix for a worn out key is to make a new key by the key code and not a key copy. If that doesn’t work, the second option to fix the problem will be to ask a locksmith to rekey the lock.

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Mitsubishi Montero key

Mitsubishi key replacement

Does your Mitsubishi Montero have an electronic chip inside of it? Where can you get a new key replacement or key copy? What to do if your key will not turn your ignition? These are some of the common questions we have received from our customers from over the years and we would like to share some of the answers here.

Did you know that you can find the key code information for your Mitsubishi Montero on the passenger door lock?

Key Copy
If you need a key copy made from the year 1983 to 1999, you can get the key duplicate in many hardware stores. One of the hardware stores we recommend is Ace Hardware. From the year 2000 and up, only a professional will be able to make you a key copy, such as a locksmith or the dealership.

Mitsubishi Montero key replacement

Mitsubishi has changed their keys over the years for the Mitsubishi Montero. Below we will share with you information on what type of a key your SUV requires by the year, as well as where you can have the key made:

  • If your Mitsubishi Montero was made in the years 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, or, 1999, then your key does not have any features and are very easy to make.
  • If your Mitsubishi Montero was made in the years 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, or 2005, then your key has an invisible chip inside the key head. These keys are called transponder chip keys and besides cutting these keys, the key will need to be programed to the vehicle.
  • If your Mitsubishi Montero was made in the years 2006, 2007, or 2008, then the only way to get the key blank to the vehicle will be from the Mitsubishi dealership. You can either have the dealership cut and program the key for your, or just buy the key blank from them and have a locksmith company cut and program the key for you.

Mitsubishi Montero key programming

There is no way to program a Mitsubishi Montero key by yourself. The most common way to program these keys is by using an automotive locksmith company or the dealership. The difference between the two is the type of service and prices. An automotive locksmith will be able to come to your SUV’s location and make you a working key right on spot. The dealership will ask you to bring your car in.

Mitsubishi Montero key won’t turn

If your key stops turning or sometimes turns and sometimes doesn’t, most likely this problem is caused because of the key itself. Even just a small modification that you cannot see with your eye will be just enough to cause the key not to work. Another reason can be that one of the parts inside of the lock got stuck and is not letting the key turn.
This is what we recommend you to try. First, get a new key made by either your SUV VIN number, or key code. Do not try to just make a key copy. If that does not fix the problem, you will need to ask a locksmith to rekey the lock for you.

Mitsubishi Montero key code

Sometimes you don’t have any nearby locksmith or Mitsubishi dealership. Some people find it useful to just disassemble the passenger door lock and get the key information that way. On the passenger door lock there is the key code stamp, and you can use this key code information and provide it to a locksmith in order to get a new key. Keep in mind that from the year 2000 and up, you will need to program the key to your car with professional tools.

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Toyota Corolla key

Toyota key replacement

What can you do if you lost the key to your Toyota Corolla? Where can you get a key copy made and how can you save some money by doing some of the work yourself? Does your Toyota Corolla key have a chip inside of it? Mile High Locksmith ™ is an expert automotive locksmith company. We can tell you anything you need to know about Toyota Corolla locks and keys. We would like to share here some of the common questions we receive from our customers.

Did you know that since 1970 until 2013 Toyota stamped the key code on Toyota Corolla passenger door locks? You can take this key code and make a new key for your car.

Toyota Corolla key replacement

Toyota has changed the keys for the Toyota Corolla five times. What type of key your Toyota Corolla requires depends on what year your car was made. Below we will list the type of the keys for the Toyota Corolla by the year:

  • If your Toyota Corolla was made in the years 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, or, 2004, then your car requires just a regular simple key. This key has no features and does not need to be programed to your car.
  • If your Toyota Corolla was made in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, or 2008, then your car requires a transponder chip key. This key has a hidden electronic chip inside, and besides cutting the key, the key needs to be programmed to the car’s immobilizer.
  • If your Toyota Corolla was made in the year 2009, then you can have either type of the keys, a transponder chip key or a remote key combo. Both of these types of keys will need to be programed to your car.
  • If your Toyota Corolla was made in the years 2010 or 2011, then you can have one of three types of keys. You can have a transponder chip key, a remote key combo, or a Toyota G chip key. All of these keys will need to be programed to your car.
  • If your Toyota Corolla was made in the years 2012 or 2013, then you can have one of two keys. You can have a letter G chip key or a Smart key. Both of these key types will need to be programmed to your car.
  • To be sure what type of a key your Toyota requires, you can find out more information by providing your car’s VIN number to a Toyota dealership.

Where can you make a new replacement key or get a key copy for your Toyota Corolla?

  • If your Toyota Corolla was made between the years 1970 and 2004 and you lost the key, you can get a new key replacement with an automotive locksmith company or a Toyota dealership. The difference between the two will be that the locksmith will be able to make you a new key at your location, where the dealer will ask you to come in. You can save some money by doing some of the work yourself. If you disassemble the passenger door lock, you can find the key code stamp on the lock itself and provide it to a locksmith company and ask them to make you a new key. If you just need a key copy, you can try many hardware stores or a locksmith shop. One of the hardware stores we recommend you try is Ace Hardware.
  • If your Toyota Corolla was made between the years 2005 and 2013, then either making a new replacement key or a key copy will require a professional with professional tools. A locksmith company or Toyota dealership can do it for you. What we recommend you do is shop around for prices between the two. You can save some money by purchasing a key blank with one of the many stores online. After you receive the new key in the mail, you can ask an automotive locksmith to cut and program it for you.

Toyota Corolla key wont turn

If for some reason your key becomes harder to turn in the ignition or the door locks, it can happen because of two very common reasons.

  • The first reason can be that your key just has gotten worn out. Even a very small modification to the key will be enough to cause this problem. The best fix for that will be to ask a locksmith or the dealership to cut you a new key by your car’s VIN number or key code.
  • The second reason can be that one of the parts in the lock has gotten stuck. The best fix for that is to ask a locksmith to rekey the lock for you.
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Chevy Cobalt key

General Motors key replacement

Chevy Cobalt has one of the simplest keys to make. If you lost the key or just need a key copy, you can use a professional to make you a new key such as a dealership or a locksmith company. You can also do some of the work yourself and save some money. Below we will share some information with you about what type of a key your Chevy Cobalt requires and how to make a new one.

Did you know that you can program a key for your Chevrolet Cobalt yourself?

Chevy Cobalt key

  • If your Chevy Cobalt was made in the year 2005 then you have just a simple key without any features or chip. These keys do not need to be programmed to your car.
  • If your Chevy Cobalt was made in the years 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010, then your Chevy Cobalt has a transponder chip key. These keys have a hidden chip inside of them and they need to be programmed to your car.
  • If you lost the key to your Chevy Cobalt you can buy a new key blank at three different places:
  • With a locksmith company. A locksmith will be the most convenient way. The locksmith will be able to use a mobile service to make you a new working key at your location.
  • At a dealership. The dealer will ask you to come in or bring your car in.
  • At an online store. There are many online stores where you can buy a Chevy Cobalt key blank. After you get the key, you will still need to take it to a locksmith or a hardware store to have it cut. After you get the key cut, you can program it yourself.

Chevy Cobalt key programming

You can program a Chevy Cobalt key yourself without using any tools or equipment. To save some money you can either buy the key with the cut from the dealership or locksmith company and program the key yourself. Some people will find it even cheaper to buy the key blank online, get it cut at the locksmith store, and program the key themselves. It is always a good idea to research prices and find out your options.

After you get the new transponder chip key blank cut, this is how you program it yourself:

  • Insert your new working key into the ignition cylinder and turn the ignition on. The theft light on the dash will light up and stay on for ten minutes.
  • When the theft light goes out, repeat step number one, two more times.
  • When the theft light turns off for the third time, the new key has been programmed.

If you buy more than one key you can program a second one.

  • Within 20 seconds of completing the last step for the first key, insert the second key you just bought and turn to the ignition on . When the light goes out, the new key is programmed.

By programming keys this way, you will erase any old keys that worked in the past.

If you just need to add a duplicate key:

If you just need a duplicate key you can still program the new key yourself, although you will have to have two working keys in order to program a new third key. If you do not have two working keys, we recommend you to just contact a locksmith company or dealership to have an additional key made. If you do have two working keys, this is how you program a third key to your car yourself:

  • Insert the first old working key into the ignition cylinder.
  • Turn the ignition on.
  • When the theft light goes out, remove the key.
  • Insert the second old working key and turn the ignition on. When the theft light goes out, remove the key.
  • Insert the third key you have just made and turn the ignition on. When the theft light goes out, the key has been programmed.

Chevy Cobalt key wont come out of ignition

Most likely, you have one of two problems. Either your key is worn out or one of the parts in your ignition cylinder got stuck. The best fix for that is to first try to make a new key by your car’s VIN number. If that doesn’t work, ask a locksmith to rekey your ignition lock.