Nissan Intelligent key

Nissan Remote Entry Smart Key

What is the Nissan Intelligent key? Where can you get a new key made if you have lost your only key? What will it cost? Mile High Locksmith has been selling and programming Nissan Intelligent keys for many years and would like to share some tips that can save you money and time when you need a new Intelligent key replacement.

Did you know? Infiniti and Nissan share the same Intelligent key system. From 2003 and up you can find the Intelligent key system on Infiniti vehicles and on the newer Nissan models as well.

Who can program Intelligent keys for Nissan and Infiniti?

Where can you buy a Nissan Intelligent key?

The best place to buy a quality Nissan Intelligent key will be at a Nissan dealership.
If you want to save some money you can buy used Nissan Intelligent keys, also known as aftermarket keys, for a lower price at salvage car key companies or at online stores such as: Ikeyless, Keylessride, Amazon or Ebay. If you do buy a key with one of these companies, make sure to ask for a warranty just in case the key is damaged or won’t program to your car.

Do Nissan/Infiniti Intelligent keys cost more?

Yes. As of today, 03/2017, 2017 Nissan Maxima Intelligent keys cost around $180.00. That is just for the key blank itself without any programing or other services. A regular transponder key for a 2006 Nissan Maxima costs about $50.00. That is also just for the key blank itself. If you go to a dealership or use locksmith services, other fees such as a service call fee and/or programing fees will apply.
Note: These prices are only average prices that have been reported to us. They are only used as examples to provide you with an idea of the cost. If you want to get a more accurate cost, we suggest you call your neighborhood locksmith or dealership and ask them for a total cost for the key and service.

How to program a Nissan/Infiniti key fob/Intelligent key?

Nissan/Infiniti does not make these keys available to program to the public without using the right professional programing tools. Today, you may be able to find other companies online that will sell these keys to the public with the programing machines included.
We urge you to use a locksmith company or a Nissan dealership first. Both a locksmith company and a dealership will use the most advanced tools and you should receive a warranty for the programing and the keys.
Both a locksmith company and a dealership will be able to sell and program a key for you even when you have no key at all. It may cost more but is the safest way to go for your car, and in many cases will save you time.

Nissan Intelligent key replacement

If you lost your Nissan Intelligent key and have no spare, you can have a mobile locksmith company or a Nissan dealership make you a new key.
The difference between the two will be the cost and service. By using a dealership you will be able to save some money, but a locksmith will provide faster service. Either way, it is always a good idea to shop around between a few locksmith companies and the dealership.

What is the difference between using a locksmith company and a dealership?

Besides the difference in cost, a locksmith company will have the ability to bring a programing machine to your vehicle’s location whereas a dealership will ask you to tow your vehicle in.
You cannot program Intelligent keys without your vehicle being present.

Why can’t I program an Intelligent key without my car being present?

The Intelligent key belongs to an anti-theft system. The electronic chip that is located inside the Intelligent key is not powered by a battery like the rest of the key. The battery in the key is there only to lock and unlock the doors and to trigger the alarm.
The anti-theft electronic chip that needs to be programmed to your car in order to start it is there to be able to communicate wirelessly with the vehicle’s anti-theft system. The anti-theft system is a system to prevent the car from being stolen.
To program an Intelligent key you have to physically connect a programming machine to the vehicle’s computer and register the new key to the car’s computer.

Nissan/Infiniti Intelligent car key list:

By car model and year:

Infiniti models:

  • Infiniti EX35: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013
  • Infiniti FX35: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti FX37: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti FX50: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti G25: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti G37: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 or 2013
  • Infiniti IPL G: 2011, 2012 or 2013
  • Infiniti JX35: 2013
  • Infiniti M35: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 or 2010
  • Infiniti M37: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti M45: 2007, 2008, 2009. 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Infiniti M56: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017

Nissan models:

  • Nissan 370Z: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Altima: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Armada: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Cube: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Juke: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Leaf: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Maxima: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Murano: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Pathfinder: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Quest: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Rogue: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Sentra: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Titan: 2016 or 2017
  • Nissan Versa: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017
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Subaru Outback key

Subaru key replacement

Did you lose the key for your Subaru Outback? Who can make you a key without the original? Where can you find the best price and what should you watch for when you order a new key replacement for your Subaru Outback? Here are some tips:

The cost for a new Subaru key and where you can make a new key for your Subaru will be determined by the year of your Subaru Outback. These keys are very different between the years. Below, we will break down what type of key your Subaru Outback requires by the year.

Subaru Outback key fob replacement

What is the difference between a Subaru Outback key fob and a fob that is separate?

  • A key fob is a key that is one unit and has the push buttons on it. This is different from a fob where the key and push buttons are separate. (See picture above). The key fob is plastic and has push buttons to lock and unlock the doors, open the trunk and has a red panic button. Subaru started to make key fobs for the Subaru Outback starting in the year 2008 and continues into 2017 models.

What if the fob is separate from the key?

  • If your Subaru fob is separate from the key and has the buttons to lock and unlock the doors and a button to open the trunk but no red panic button then you have just an old fashioned fob. This fob has a different electronic chip and different programing procedures from the key fob that you will find with newer models of Subaru Outbacks.
    Subaru made these types of fobs that are separate from the keys in the years 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Subaru key replacement
Key for Subaru Impreza Forester Outback 05-06-07

Where can I find the key code on my Subaru Outback?

How to save money by doing some of the work yourself

  • You cannot find any key codes on Subaru Outback locks or ignition locks. If you lose your key and are wanting to save some money by doing some of the work yourself, you can remove the driver side or passenger side door lock or the ignition lock and take it to a locksmith shop. You can then ask them to make you a key from the lock itself. This key will work on the rest of the locks as well.
  • Subaru Outbacks from the years: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 share the exact same key between the driver side door lock, passenger side door lock and the ignition lock.
    These keys are just regular keys without a transponder chip key feature or anti-theft system and no programming is needed.
    In these years you can have a locksmith make you a key from the lock and you are done. The key will start the engine as well.
  • Before you remove the lock and take it to a locksmith shop, confirm that your older key was the same key that worked on both the door lock and ignition lock. It is possible that over the years one of the locks has been changed and these keys do not match anymore. If one of the locks has been changed it will be impossible to match the key between these locks without removing all of them.
  • From the year 2005 your key will need to be programed by a professional and your car will need to be present. We recommend you hire a professional to make you a new key replacement for your car.
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Key for Subaru Impreza Forester Outback 2000-01-02-03-04

Subaru Outback key replacement cost

  • If you lose the key for your Subaru Outback, there are two places that can make you a new key. The first place will be a Subaru dealership and the second place will be a locksmith company. It is always a good idea to call your neighborhood Subaru dealership and ask them what the cost will be to get a new key replacement. Especially for a Subaru Outback from the year 2004 and older. In these older years, you can just pick up the key from the dealership without bringing in your car. The dealership will ask you to bring proof of ownership.
  • The second place you can get a new Subaru Outback key made will be with an automotive locksmith company. A locksmith company will be a more convenient way to have a new key replacement made, especially if your Subaru Outback was made in the year 2005 or after. The reason is because the locksmith will have mobile locksmith services and will be able to bring the programing machine to your car’s location and make you a working key right on spot.

How much will it cost?

Prices between a Subaru dealership and a locksmith company can be different. The locksmith will add a service call fee when the dealership will ask you to bring the car in which will add towing fees.
If you have full coverage insurance, we recommend you call your insurance company and find out if you have roadside assistance for locksmith services or towing.
Since the prices for service are different between different locksmith companies and even between different Subaru dealerships, we recommend you call a few Subaru dealers and a few locksmith companies and shop around for the best price.

Subaru Outback key differences

  • From the year 1989 to 2004, your Subaru Outback has just a regular key without any features. No programing is needed. The key part number is X251.
  • Subaru Outbacks in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 have a transponder key. This key needs to be programed to your car in order to start it. The key part number is SUB4-PT.
  • Subaru Outbacks in the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 have a high security transponder key. This key needs to be programed. The key part number is DAT17T13.
  • Subaru Outbacks in the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 have a key fob.

Information: If you have lost your Subaru Outback key and your Subaru was made in the years 2015, 2016 or 2017, we strongly urge you to verify your OEM part number using the VIN number with a Subaru dealership before any work is done. If you are using a locksmith company, make sure that the locksmith can match the part number you received from the dealership before he tries to program a new key. Making a new key replacement for your Subaru Outback without first verifying the OEM part number with the dealership for these years can cause damage to your car’s computer.

Subaru key replacement
Special key for Subaru Forester Outback SR12-PHT
Subaru key replacement
Subaru Outback key fob
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Subaru Impreza key

Subaru key replacement

Did you lose the key for your Subaru Impreza? Who can make you a new key replacement and what should you watch for when you use a locksmith service? Here are some tips and information about making a new key replacement for your Subaru Impreza when you have no key to copy from.

Important: If you are using a locksmith service to make you a new key replacement for your Subaru Impreza from the years 2012 until 2017, we strongly urge you to verify the OEM part number by using your car’s VIN number with the Subaru dealership. You can then provide it to the locksmith to make sure the locksmith’s key part number matches the key key part number you received from the dealer before the locksmith does any work on your car. The reason is if the locksmith tries to program a different key without verifying the OEM part number, it can cause damage to your car’s computer.

Information: From the year 2012 until the year 2017, most likely your Subaru Impreza has a new keyway. In other words, even if your key looks exactly the same as the key for the 2011 Subaru Impreza, most likely the key for the year 2011 and earlier years will not fit the key holes for a Subaru Impreza from the years 2012 to 2017.

Are all the models of Subaru Impreza difficult to make a new key replacement for?

The answer is no. In fact, most Subaru keys are very easy to replace even when you lost the only key you had.

Who can make me a key for my Subaru Impreza?

Subaru Impreza key programming

What is the difference between a Subaru dealership and an automotive locksmith service?

The difference between a Subaru dealership and an automotive locksmith is the cost and the service. Who will cost less and who will provide you with more comfortable service will depend on your Subaru Impreza’s year. The reason is that over the years Subaru Impreza keys have changed as well as the cost. If your Subaru is older, most likely the Subaru dealership will be cheaper. If your Subaru impreza is a newer model then most likely the automotive locksmith will be a better deal. Here are some examples:

  • If your Subaru Impreza was made in the years 2002, 2003 or 2004, your key has no extra features and the key is just a regular key. The part number is X251. No programming is needed. The owner of the car can take the title and their ID to the closet Subaru dealership and have them make a new key replacement using the car’s VIN number.

From the year 2005 and up, your key will have a transponder chip inside the keyhead. This chip is invisible to you and will need to be programed to your car in order to be able to start it. A locksmith will be able to bring the programing machine to your car’s location and the dealership will ask you to tow the car in.

  • If your Subaru Impreza was made in the years 2005, 2006 or 2007, then you have a transponder chip key with part number SUB4-PT. This key requires programming by a professional.
  • If your Subaru Impreza was made in the years 2008, 2009 or 2010, then you have a high security transponder chip key with part number DAT17T13 that needs to be programmed by a professional.
  • If your Subaru Impreza was made in the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017, then you have a high security transponder chip key with part number DAT17T13 or SR12-PHT. In the later years It is possible you may have a different type of key. The best way to verify which key your car requires is to call your local Subaru dealership and ask them what your key’s part number is using your VIN number and then you can provided it to the professional who makes you the key.
Subaru key replacement
Key for Subaru Impreza Forester Outback 05-06-07
Subaru key replacement
Key for Subaru Impreza Forester Outback 05-06-07-08-09-2010-2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017
Subaru key replacement
Special key for Subaru Forester Outback SR12-PHT
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Subaru Outback key fob
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Littleton locksmith

Littleton locksmith company

Mile High Locksmith®

Did you lose your car key and have no spare? Did you get locked out of your car, house or business? Did you receive the new keys for your new home and need to change the locks? This is where Mile High Locksmith can help. With years of experience our company carries a full line of car keys, door locks, house keys and many other locksmith products to provide you with the best resources for any lock and key service you may need. With our convenient locksmith retail shop in Littleton, CO or our mobile Littleton locksmith services, you can have your keys copied or you can buy a new front door lock directly from us.

How is the Mile High Locksmith shop different from other locksmith companies that provide only mobile locksmith service?

The answer to this question is our locksmith retail shop

Mile High Locksmith store and mobile service:

  • In our retail locksmith shop we have our own security specialist technicians and a wide selection of locks and keys that you cannot find in the hardware stores.
  • We have everyday low prices. We always commitment to providing you with our lowest prices.
  • With Mile High Locksmith you can choose between aftermarket products as well as factory products.
  • Being the Littleton lock shop and supplier, we provide you with a warranty on the locks you purchase as well the labor. When you buy locks from one place and hire a different mobile locksmith to install them, you can find yourself with warranty issues. If the key or the lock stops working the locksmith may blame the lock factory and the lock factory may blame the mobile locksmith for his work. With Mile High Locksmith you will receive a full warranty for any parts and labor. That way you only make one phone call for any lock or key problems.
  • Our trained locksmiths have full access to the shop and will be able to supply locks and keys at your location.

Littleton Colorado locksmith training program

Mile High Locksmith has training programs. We train our locksmith technicians to become expert locksmiths and specialize in the following areas:

  • Business and commercial buildings
  • Home door locks
  • Lost car key replacements
  • Emergency lockout services
  • Vehicle jump start services

Mile High Locksmith Partners

Car insurance key coverage

Many car insurance companies are partners with Mile High Locksmith and provide partial vehicle key replacement coverage for your convenience. When you lose your car key, call your insurance company and asked them if you are covered for a replacement car key. If you are, Mile High Locksmith will split the cost between you and your insurance company separately. That way you will end up paying much less for our service.

Mile High Locksmith DBA Mile HIgh City Locksmith Service in Littleton, CO. Trademark policy

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Mazda CX-5 key

Mazda key replacement

Mazda CX-5 key fob or just a regular key?

It can be that your Mazda CX-5 will have just a regular key. If you lost the only key you had to your car and need a new key replacement, here are some tips that can save you time and money.

Who can make a key for a Mazda CX-5?

First, if you are searching online for automotive locksmith services to get a key made for your Mazda CX-5 we would say you should expect some locksmith companies to answer you with, “we cannot make this key,” or “only the dealership can make this key,” or “your key is very expensive”. Mazda CX-5 from the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 can have a smart key fob system installed. If your Mazda uses a smart system key fob it means that your key is a key fob with no need to turn the traditional ignition switch in order to start your car and your car actually has a push button to start it.
However, some of these vehicles may not use a smart system key fob. If your vehicle was made in the years 2013 or 2014, your vehicle may require just a regular key. This regular key costs much less from the smart key and is more easy to make. This also means any automotive locksmith company will be able to assist you.

Mazda CX-5 key type

Regular transponder chip key
If your Mazda CX-5 has just a regular key, this key is still considered a transponder chip key because it has a chip inside. This electronic chip is invisible to you and is located inside the plastic key head. The chip belongs to a system called the anti-theft system. This type of key needs to be programmed to your vehicle. If you have a key made to your car and the key is not programed as well, even if the key will turn the ignition switch cylinder, the car will still not start.
Many mobile locksmith companies will have the right equipment to program these transponder chip keys.

Smart key
With the Mazda CX-5 smart key fob you can say everything is much more difficult to do than with just the regular key. You will have to use a professional locksmith company that carries all the right equipment or you will need to take your Mazda into a dealership in order to program your smart key fob. If you do use a locksmith company, we recommend you make sure they have the original equipment that is made in the USA in order to program your key fob and not aftermarket cheap equipment that can damage your vehicle’s ECU. Besides the original equipment, the locksmith will need to follow the right programing instructions that are different from the standard instructions. Make sure the locksmith has this knowledge.

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Lost GM key replacement 1990-2005

Old GM key replacement

DIY: GM vehicles that required  VAT keys and how you can save some money by doing the work yourself.

From the year 1990 up to the year 2005 some GM vehicles require a VAT key in order to start them. Here is a list of GM vehicles that require VAT keys and some information on how you can save some money by doing the work yourself.

Keedex Micro Vats tool

How to find vats resistance without key

  1. Cut a functional mechanical (non VATS) key for the ignition
  2. Insert the key into the ignition
  3. Slide the Micro VATS unit over the head of the key
  4. Use the selector switch on the Micro VATS to determine which of the 15 values (It is necessary to wait between attempts 4 minutes)
  5. The correct one will start the engine.

Vat key list by vehicles make model and year

Buick key

  • Buick Century 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005
  • Buick Lesabre 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Buick Park Avenue 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 or 1996
  • Buick Reatta 1990, 1991 or 1992
  • Buick Regal 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 or 2005
  • Buick Riviera 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Buick Roadmaster 1994, 1995 or 1996

Cadillac key

  • Cadillac Allante 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992 or 1993
  • Cadillac DeVille Concours 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Cadillac DeVille 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Cadillac Eldorado 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003
  • Cadillac Fleetwood 1993, 1994, 1995 or 1996
  • Cadillac Seville 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 or 1997

Chevrolet key

  • Chevrolet Camaro 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002
  • Chevrolet Caprice 1995 or 1996
  • Chevrolet Corvette 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003
  • Chevrolet Lumina 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2001
  • Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999

Oldsmobile key

  • Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 or 1996
  • Oldsmobile Aurora 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1994, 1995, 1996 or 1997
  • Oldsmobile Toronado 1990, 1991 or 1992

Pontiac key

  • Pontiac Bonneville 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 or 1999
  • Pontiac Firebird 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2002
  • Pontiac Grand Prix 1994, 1995 or 1996

It can cost significantly less to rekey your car door lock rather than rekeying your vehicle’s ignition. It’s a good idea to ask a professional to make you a new key for your car using the car’s door lock in order to save money. You can save even more money by removing your car’s door lock and taking it to a locksmith shop and having them make a key for you there.

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Rekey car door lock cost

rekey car door lock

Lost car key replacement It can cost significantly less to rekey your car door lock rather than rekeying your vehicle’s ignition. It’s a good idea to ask a professional to make you a new key for your car using the car’s door lock in order to save money. You can save even more money by removing your car’s door lock and taking it to a locksmith shop and having them make a key for you there.

You can find many vehicles that share the same key for the door lock and the ignition switch lock. In fact, many mobile locksmith companies will use the door lock as a reference in order to make the ignition key for your car.
There are many tools today that professional locksmiths use to read the car’s door lock code. The most common tool locksmiths use today is called a Lishi tool.
Many mobile locksmiths will come to your vehicle’s location and read the key information from your car door lock using the Lishi tool without removing the lock from the car door. Some locksmiths will prefer to remove your car’s door lock and read the key information that way. Either way they will use your car’s door lock to make the new ignition key.

We recommend you consider using a locksmith service

We recommend you consider using a locksmith service when making a key for your car.
Using a professional locksmith company will cost about $100 to $200. Using a locksmith company will be the most convenient way to go.

Car rekey service

You can save money by doing some of the work yourself. You can remove the car door lock and bring it into a locksmith shop.

Tip:
Before you try making an ignition key for your car by using one of your car’s door locks, you will need to confirm that your previous older key was working on both the door lock as well as the ignition lock. If not, it will be impossible to make an ignition key by using the car’s door lock as a reference.

Check if you have a chip key

Check to see if your ignition switch has an anti theft system installed, (also known as a transponder chip key system), by the manufacturer. If your ignition switch does have an anti-theft system, making a key to start your car will require a professional locksmith to come to your vehicle’s location in order to connect a diagnostic key programming machine to your vehicle’s ECU, (your car’s computer), in order to register the new key to your car. You cannot program a key to your car without your car being present.

Tip:
We recommend you always make a phone call to your local dealership and ask them if they have the key information on file. In many cases it can save you money and time if they do.
Another good thing about the dealership is that you can provide them with your car’s VIN number and get information about what type of key your car requires.

Here is how you can save some money when you lost the only key to your car:

  1. Find a local locksmith shop in your area and give them a call. Ask them if they can make you an ignition key if you bring in the car’s door lock. Make sure to provide them with your car’s make, model and year for confirmation.
  2. Find the most easy door lock on your car to disassemble. We recommend that you do not use the trunk lock or the glove box lock. Remove the door lock from your door.
  3. You can find instructions on how to remove your car’s door lock online or at the auto parts store.
  4. After you have the lock in your hand, take it to a local locksmith shop and ask them to make you a new key to your ignition using your door lock as a reference.
  5. Keep in mind that in some car’s the ignition switch lock is a bit different from the car’s door lock and it will be necessary for the locksmith to provide you anywhere from two up to ten different keys and only one of them will work on your ignition switch lock even when all of them will work on your car’s door lock.

Here is a list of vehicles that share the same key between the door lock to the ignition switch lock:

  • Acura and Honda from 1975. You can find the key code stamped on any of the locks such as the door lock, the trunk lock and yes even the glove box lock
  • Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep remove car door lock cylinder
  • Ford remove car door lock cylinder
  • Isuzu remove car door lock cylinder
  • Kia remove car door lock cylinder
  • Lexus and Toyota from 2003 and up. 90% of the time you can find the key code stamped on the passenger door lock. Lexus and Toyota door locks are very easy to dissemble by unscrewing one screw using a T25 Torx screwdriver.
  • Lincoln remove car door lock cylinder
  • Mazda remove car door lock cylinder
  • Mercury remove car door lock cylinder
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan or Infiniti remove car door lock cylinder
  • Subaru remove car door lock cylinder
  • Suzuki remove car door lock cylinder

How much does it cost to rekey a car door lock?

Using a mobile locksmith company to rekey your car door can cost anywhere between $100 to $200. A mobile locksmith company will charge additional fees such as a service call fee to travel to your car’s location.
It will cost less by doing some of the work yourself such as removing the door lock and bringing it into a locksmith shop.

Key stuck in the ignition or car door lock

Ignition lock cylinder failure symptoms

If your key won’t turn in the ignition switch lock or your car door lock, you are not alone. Ignition switch lock and car door lock failure is a very common problem between many vehicles.
Here is an example of part of an ignition switch lock or a car door lock that can cause the lock to stop working:

  • Ignition switch repair

    Ignition switch

    As you can see in the picture above, this is a standard ignition switch lock with common parts that you can find on many vehicles. The ignition switch lock has parts that help to secure the lock from turning. These parts are called the lock tumbler and they are the parts that are popping out from the top of the ignition switch lock. The two brass colored strips on the side of the ignition lock are holding a part that is called the ignition sidebar.

  • Both the lock tumbler and ignition sidebar always pop out from the ignition switch lock to prevent the lock from turning.
  • Only when a key is inside the lock will those parts level up with the rest of the ignition switch lock for a perfectly smooth circular line in order to allow the ignition switch lock to turn.
  • Lock failure happens when your ignition switch lock or your car door lock has one of these two parts stuck and prevent the lock from turning.

Ignition switch or door lock, how to fix?

Ideally, the better way to fix your door lock or ignition switch lock is by replacing them completely with new locks. You can buy an ignition switch lock or a door lock at aftermarket online stores, auto parts stores, locksmith shops and at dealerships. The cost for those locks can be significantly different. To be a smart shopper it is always a good idea to shop around for those locks online. In many cases you can find differences in pricing between all these places.
Some auto repair shops such as mechanics can change those locks as well.

A convenient option is to use a mobile locksmith company. The locksmith will be able to come to your vehicle’s location which will save you time but in most cases will cost more. They can repair your ignition switch lock or your car door lock right on spot. The locksmith will have additional options to just change a few parts in the lock from actually changing the whole lock itself. That will make it possible for them to repair the lock right on spot. If you’re looking for a locksmith service it is a good idea to call a few companies to get the best price.

GM keys, how to save money:

Programming keys yourself for Buick, Chevy, Cadillac, GMC, Hummer, (only for the years 1998 until 2010).

In most cases you cannot make a GM ignition key from the car door lock, but most GM dealerships will be able to make you a key from the year 1998 until the year 2010 using your car title and your ID. What is great about GM vehicles is that in most cases you will not need to use a professional in order to program your car key even when you have no other keys.

Program GM key: (30 minute process)

  • Insert your new key into the ignition and turn it to the on position. All the dash lights should come on.
  • Do not start the engine.
  • Look for the anti-theft light. (A lock logo or a key logo or just the word theft).
  • Wait 10 minutes until the anti-theft light turns off.
  • Turn off the ignition and turn it back on so the anti-theft lights come back on for another 10 minutes but still do not start the engine.
  • You will need to have the anti-theft light come on a total of 3 times for 10 minutes, for a total of 30 minutes.
  • When the anti-theft light turns off the third time, turn off the ignition and turn it back on.
  • Now the anti-theft light should turn off after a few seconds indicating that your new key has been programmed.

Program a key copy for GM: (15 second process)

  • Insert your old programmed key and turn it to the on position. All the dash lights should come on.
  • Do not start the engine.
  • Look for the anti-theft light. (A lock logo, a key logo, or just the word theft).
  • The anti-theft light should turn off after a few seconds.
  • Turn off the ignition, remove your old key, and insert the new key.
  • Turn the ignition to the on position again. (Do not start the engine).
  • Look for the anti-theft light. (A lock logo, a key logo, or just the word theft).
  • The anti-theft light should turn off after a few seconds, indicating that your new key has been programed.

These programming instructions are for GM vehicles only and are not valid for other car makes. In fact, most other car makes will need professional programming machines/tools in order to program keys. We suggest using a locksmith or the dealership in order to program a new key. Some other car makes will have the option to program a key copy yourself, but  only when you already have two programmed and working keys. For more information on other car makes browse our website.