Buick Regal Lost Car Key Replacement – All the Information You Need to Get a New Buick Regal Key. Tips, Costs, Your Options, and More.

Buick Regal key replacement - All you need to know

Buick Regal key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Buick Regal Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

Buick Regal Keys Replacements by Year – Not sure which key you had: regular, transponder chip, or remote key fob? Find out here

Automotive locksmith coding a Buick Regal key

Automotive locksmith coding a Buick Regal key

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

Buick Regal Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Buick Regal Car Key Replacement Cost

Can I get a replacement Buick Regal key by VIN?

Buick Regal Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Buick Regal

Remote key fob for a Buick Regal

Remote key fob for a Buick Regal

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

 

Introduction:

Buick Regal car key replacements

Buick Regal car key replacements

Buick Regal was introduced in 1973. This model has five versions and nine types of keys.

Remote Key Fob: 2018 to 2020.

Transponder Chip Keys: 2011 to 2017.

VATS Keys: 1994 to 2004.

Non-Transponder Keys: 1988 to 2004.

Coding a new Buick Regal key by an automotive locksmith

Coding a new Buick Regal key by an automotive locksmith

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

 

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:

 

Buick Regal Avenir:

 

2019, 2020: (13511629)

2019, 2020 Buick Regal Avenir remote key fob replacement (13511629)

2019, 2020 Buick Regal Avenir remote key fob replacement (13511629)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Buick Regal Sportback:

 

2018, 2019, 2020: (13511629)

2018, 2019, 2020 Buick Regal Sportback remote key fob replacement (13511629)

2018, 2019, 2020 Buick Regal Sportback remote key fob replacement (13511629)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Buick Regal TourX:

 

2018, 2019, 2020: (13511629)

2018, 2019, 2020 Buick Regal TourX remote key fob replacement (13511629)

2018, 2019, 2020 Buick Regal TourX remote key fob replacement (13511629)

Already have a remote key fob? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Buick Regal w/Peps:

 

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: (13504202 or 13504203)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Buick Regal transponder key replacement (13504202 or 13504203)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Buick Regal transponder key replacement (13504202 or 13504203)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Buick Regal w/o Peps:

 

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017: (B119-PT)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Buick Regal transponder key replacement (B119-PT)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 Buick Regal transponder key replacement (B119-PT)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Door/Trunk:

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (S1105/B85)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1105/B85)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1105/B85)

 

Ignition:

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (VATS SYSTEM (B82-P-2 Thru 15))

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Buick Regal V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B82-P-2 Thru 15) keys replacement

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Buick Regal V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B82-P-2 Thru 15) keys replacement

 

Ignition:

1994, 1995, 1996: (VATS SYSTEM (B62-P-1 Thru 15))

1994, 1995, 1996 Buick Regal V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B62-P-1 Thru 15) keys replacement

1994, 1995, 1996 Buick Regal V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B62-P-1 Thru 15) keys replacement

 

Door/Trunk/GB:

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996: (S1098WH/B79)

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1098WH/B79)

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1098WH/B79)

 

Ignition:

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993: (P1098WE/B78)

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (P1098WE/B78)

1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (P1098WE/B78)

 

Door/Trunk/GB:

1988, 1989, 1990: (S1098WD/B67)

1988, 1989, 1990 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1098WD/B67)

1988, 1989, 1990 Buick Regal non-transponder key replacement (S1098WD/B67)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Buick Regal car keys, have no spare, and need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Buick Regal 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 Regal. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depend on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, 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?

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Buick Regal w/Prox.

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

Buick Regal key replacement cost - estimate only

Buick Regal key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Buick Regal key can cost between $45 to $340. The cost depends on a few factors:

  1. Type of key
  2. The year manufactured
  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

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors (chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. Therefore, you can 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.

New transponder keys coded on-site

New transponder keys coded on-site

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,

in case your ignition cylinder has been changed, which is quite common in older cars, that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In these instances, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, which in this case, 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 Regal key replacement by VIN?

A: That depends on the year model of your car and your key type.

The VIN allows the dealer or automotive locksmith to access the key code on file, i.e., to cut you a replacement key by code, which is a very fast and easy process. There are, however, two things to consider:

  1. For Buick Regal vehicles that are older than ten years, there are no codes available. So, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Buick Regal vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or remote, intelligent key, or fob key, codes are available. However, programming is necessary. You will have to either tow the car to the dealer or have an automotive locksmith come and program the key on site.
Buick flip key - original

Buick flip key – original

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

A: Buick Regal 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 Regal keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that needs 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.

S1105/B85, S1098WH/B79, P1098WE/B78, S1098WD/B67.

 

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

Buick Regal car key programming tool

Buick Regal car key programming tool

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.

13511629, 13504202 or 13504203, B119-PT, V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B82-P-2 Thru 15), V.A.T.S SYSTEM (B62-P-1 Thru 15).

 

Q: I have a Buick Regal key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one should I get, does it need to be programmed and can I do it myself or not?

A: Buick Regal has a few options for keyless entry systems. For newer models, there is a built-in keyless entry in the key you have (Remote head key or key fob/smart key). Some need to be programmed by a professional locksmith or dealer and some don’t. Below you will find all the relevant information.

 

Keyless entry information for the Buick Regal:

Keyless entry information Buick Regal

Keyless entry information Buick Regal

Buick Regal has 4 different keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

For year models 2018 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the remote key fob.

2001-2004: L2C0007T (Method E)

1997-2000: ABO0204T (Method D)

1989-1996: ABO0103T (No self-programming available)

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Buick Regal key battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key fob batteries

Key fob batteries

 

Flip key battery replacement - Buick Regal

Flip key battery replacement – Buick Regal

 

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

Flip key for Buick - Inside look, chip and battery replacement

Flip key for Buick – Inside look, chip and battery replacement

 

There are 2 types of keys that are battery operated:

Key fob: (like in the picture below)

Buick Regal remote key fob battery replacement information

Buick Regal remote key fob battery replacement information

 

 

Transponder flip key: (like in the following picture)

Buick Regal flip key battery replacement information

Buick Regal flip key battery replacement information

 

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

 

Things to remember when your Buick Regal key fob battery is dead:

First, when the battery is dead, it doesn’t mean you can’t unlock your car. You can use the emergency key provided with the key fob to unlock the car.

Emergency key of the Buick Regal key fob

Emergency key of the Buick Regal key fob

If you want to start your vehicle, you can do it by placing the key fob in the charging area once you are in the car. This way, you will be able to start your vehicle EVEN if the battery is dead.

Finally, let the key fob charge until you get to a place when you can replace the key fob battery.

Inside look of Buick Regal flip key

Inside look of Buick Regal flip key

 

Buick Regal Key Battery Information:

Car key battery replacement variety

Car key battery replacement variety

Buick Regal key fob and transponder flip key are 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 it online here.

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

 

Here is some general information for Buick Regal key battery:

Type of battery: CR-2032 lithium

Key battery - CR-2032

Key battery – CR-2032

Size: Diameter – 20 mm, height – 3.2 mm

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Buick Regal key fob and extend its battery life it may be a good idea to have a key fob cover or a case. You can get it online here.

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