Buick Allure (Canada) Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Buick Allure Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Buick Allure key replacement - All you need to know

Buick Allure key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Buick Allure replacement car keys – Introduction

Buick Allure keys replacement by year – not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Buick key

Automotive locksmith coding a Buick key

Have you lost your Buick Allure car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

Buick Allure key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith

Buick Allure car key replacement cost

Key coding and programming machine for cars

Key coding and programming machine for cars

Can I get a replacement Buick Allure key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

Buick Allure key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless entry information Buick Allure

Transponder chip key for a Buick Allure

Transponder chip key for a Buick Allure

Buick Allure key fob battery replacement – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Buick v car key replacements

Buick Allure car key replacements

Buick Allure (Canada) was introduced in 2005. This model has two types of keys.

Transponder chip keys: 2005 to 2012.

Coding a new Buick Allure key by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Buick Allure key by an automotive locksmith

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key is essential.
    • Already have your key? Need information to guide you through programming your Buick Allure transponder key? Click here for more information.

 

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Quick access or go to FAQ

 

Click on the type of key you had or your year model below to get the most accurate information:

 

2010, 2011, 2012: (13504202/ 13504203/ 13504204/ 13504205)

2010, 2011, 2012 Buick Allure transponder key replacement (13504202/ 13504203/ 13504204/ 13504205)

2010, 2011, 2012 Buick Allure transponder key replacement (13504202/ 13504203/ 13504204/ 13504205)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009: (PT04-PT)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Buick Allure transponder key replacement (PT04-PT)

2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Buick Allure transponder key replacement (PT04-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Buick Allure car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to get a Buick Allure replacement key

How to get a Buick Allure replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Buick Allure cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Buick Allure. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depends on whether you need a transponder or a regular key.

A: For a more detailed explanation, including tips on SAVING TIME AND MONEY, please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key.

Not ready to call for service just yet? Click here for some GREAT ideas on how to find lost car keys.

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Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Buick Allure key replacement service near your location - Tips

Buick Allure key replacement service near your location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2012 Buick Allure (Canada).

Also, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). The VIN helps the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make, and model of the car and determine which key you had.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents – title, ID, insurance card, etc.

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Q: Buick Allure key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Buick Allure key without the original? What is the average price?

Buick Allure key replacement cost - estimate only

Buick Allure key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Buick Allure key can cost between $175 to $235. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  3. Time of day & your location
  4. Where you get a key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
  5. Availability of code to cut a new key
  6. Original ignition or not
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Click here to see the model and type of key you had for a more accurate price and additional information.

Also,

the price depends on where you get a key replacement. Did your replacement key come from the dealer, or an automotive locksmith? Or did you get it online? Click here to get a more detailed explanation of how to get a replacement key.

The dealer usually charges about 10% to 15% less for the replacement key than a locksmith would charge. However, you will likely have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote. Therefore, the total price is usually higher.

Furthermore,

consider that if you have a locksmith come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may increase.

Finally,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here the dealer can’t help.

For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement costs

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Q: Can I get a Buick Allure key replacement by its VIN?

A: That depends on the year of manufacture of your car and the type of key you had.

The VIN gives dealers or automotive locksmiths the option of accessing the key code on file – i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Buick dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be available. However, as coding is required, you will have to either tow the car to the dealer, or have an automotive locksmith come and code the key on site.

For more information, click here.

Buick flip key - Original

Buick flip key – Original

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Q: Buick Allure key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? Which keys require a programming tool? & more

A: Buick has different types of keys. Some require programming, and some don’t. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed. This process requires a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To make things simple, we divided all Buick keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need to be programmed (Transponder or remote keys). These keys required the expertise of an automotive locksmith or the dealer.
Buick key and battery

Buick key and battery

 

No Programming needed:

Car key cutting machine

Car key cutting machine

Buick non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them. Therefore, no programming is needed.

Buick Allure has none of this key type – all Buick Allure keys have a chip and need to be programmed.

 

Buick Allure keys that need to be programmed – You will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Car key coding machines

Car key coding machines

These keys, also known as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, and transponder keys, have a security chip. Programming is needed. Also, a special machine is needed to program them. An automotive locksmith or dealer should do it for you. This process must be followed for most models made after 1998.

13504202/13504203/13504204/13504205, PT04-PT.

 

Keyless entry information for the Buick Allure:

For year models 2010 to 2012, there is a built-in keyless entry in the transponder flip key.

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Buick Allure key battery – important information: How to replace, size, cost, and more.

Key battery replacement - Buick

Key battery replacement – Buick

 

Buick Allure model has different kinds of keys. If your model uses a key fob, here is some important information you should know about the battery.

Buick flip key battery replacement (CR-2032) - Inside look

Buick flip key battery replacement (CR-2032) – Inside look

 

Watch a short video here: how to replace Buick Allure transponder flip key’s battery, type of battery and more:

Battery replacement information video

Battery replacement information video

 

Buick Allure Key Battery Information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Buick Allure transponder flip key is battery operated. Every two years or so, or when the battery is low, you may need to change the key fob battery. Here is all the information you need.

The type of battery you need is a CR-2032. The average price for these batteries is about $5.

You can order one online here.

Also, you can find it at Home Depot, Walmart, AutoZone, etc.

 

Here is some general information about the Buick Allure key battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

CR-2032 key battery replacement

CR-2032 key battery replacement

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

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