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Get a spare key made from Wal Mart

Discussion in 'Tech Archive (No Posting)' started by d00dle, Mar 27, 2008.



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  1. d00dle

    d00dle New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    just wonder if theres such a thing as a key code on my Civic & car won't start except one made from the dealer. Only have 1 key in very bad shape, I plan to replace it + 1 extra, but I heard $200-$300 to have it done @ dealer is just redicurous.
     
  2. EK|B

    EK|B New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    What year is your car?
     
  3. AllStockHatch

    AllStockHatch Unregistered User Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    shouldnt be if its your 00 EX
     
  4. haphazard

    haphazard New Member 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    wal mart has made a lot of keys for my 00ex... never had a problem and not too much$
     
  5. plumers

    plumers i am a nice guy Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    are you talking about the radio code?
     
  6. blackej7

    blackej7 New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i got 2 keys made for my 96 hx at walmart and they both work
     
  7. Bruckhoff_34

    Bruckhoff_34 Built not baught Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    your car will be fine bro they didnt start doing the laser etched keys until the 2001 civics.
     
  8. Hecz

    Hecz New Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    there's nothing special to your key. if it doesnt work its because it was cut wrong.

    year 01-05 are Rw2 or Pgm Tester and PIN Code Require.
    as for 06 and up, i dont know, but im positive those
    are also dealer restricted keys!

    Honda will charge you about 80 bucks for those blanks.
     
  9. d00dle

    d00dle New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    thanks god lol it would save me a bunch of money. im sorry it's for my 00 ex.
     
  10. Astheros

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    i made a spare for my car and it cost me 5 bucks at a local hardware store.
     
  11. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yeah, Honda and most other places should only charge about $5 for a new key for a 6th gen Civic.
     
  12. ThaJokaa

    ThaJokaa Buildin..??? Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    then ur good man go get that s**t done, but dont all ways trust the dealer cuzi got my keu made by them cuz i had lost it and they cut it wrong so it only opens in a certain way but i found one that works under the e-brake peice so i use that one and have the other as a spare :thumbs up
     
  13. NOFX

    NOFX I'm NOT eran! Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Once I had a problem with a dealer cut key. They cut it using my VIN. It stuck in the ignition (not the doors) and wouldn't come out. Come to find out, sanding the edges should solve that.

    Any key cutter could make that mistake.

    I've never had problems with any other key they cut for me (I went through a phase of locking my keys in the car...).
     
  14. ThaJokaa

    ThaJokaa Buildin..??? Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    lol yea thats how i got mine done bu the vin but it opens the door only the driver one but not the trunks or passenger
     
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    Oh I had immobolizer problems with a Maxima before, wasn't fun at all. :(
     
  16. d00dle

    d00dle New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    i was readin somewhere that "they have a chip in the key that works w/your immobilizer in the steering column. The car won't start if you get the key from a hardware store." I'm glad that we don't have to worry 'bout that =)

    went to Walmart today & was told that I could also get one @Home Depot.
     
  17. Black99Si

    Black99Si New Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    HUH?
     
  18. Ominous G2

    Ominous G2 ClubIntegra.com Registered VIP 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Wal-Mart cut a key for me, they fucked it up. So if i use that key, I have to push it the whole way in then back it out a hair.
     
  19. AllStockHatch

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    i keep an extra in wallet
     
  20. killer_siller

    killer_siller my real car is a toyota Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    as previously said, dealerships can cut your key for less than 10 bucks. then you get an actual honda key, and have a choice of 3-4 different OEM honda keys that will all fit a civic. our dealership could cut from a vin number OR copy a key. i would have them cut from the vin, take it out to the car, and try it in every lock. if it doesn't open them all, walk back in and tell them so. have them COPY the key you have and try again. if it still doesn't work, it's normally less than $150 to get NEW lock cylinders w/ keys (all of them for the whole car). it would be wise to buy them, as locks that are worn enough to not take a new key will probably be trouble in the near future.
     


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