Chevy Lost Car Key Replacement – All The Information You Need To Know About Chevrolet Replacement Key Fobs, Keyless Entry, Ignition Problems, Cost, Programming, Battery and More.

Chevrolet key replacement - All you need to know

Chevrolet key replacement – All you need to know

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Automotive locksmith coding a new Chevy key on-site

Automotive locksmith coding a new Chevy key on-site

We specialize in making replacement car keys for Chevrolet / Chevy when you don’t have a spare or need a new key fob, ignition repair, replaced and more.

In addition, we deal with all Chevrolet / Chevy models, including Chevy Aveo, Camero, Colorado, Cruze, EquinoxExpress, Impala, Malibu, SonicSpark, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe, Traverse, Trax, TrailblazerVolt, and more(Click to see complete list).

Chevy key fobs coded on-site by an automotive locksmith

Chevy key fobs coded on-site by an automotive locksmith

 

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Chevrolet replacement car keys - Different generations & security features

Chevrolet replacement car keys – Different generations & security features

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

I have lost my Chevy key – Now what? What should I do?

Chevy key replacement cost – Estimated price for a new key

On-site coding procedure for Chevy flip transponder key (OHT01060512)

On-site coding procedure for Chevy flip transponder key (OHT01060512)

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Original Chevy Key Replacement - Flip Key

Original Chevy Key Replacement – Flip Key

My Chevy ignition key won’t turn, what is the reason?

My Chevy ignition key won’t start the car. Why is that?

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Key coding service - Chevrolet flip key

Key coding service – Chevrolet flip key

 

Chevrolet key fob battery – cost, how to replace, type, size, programming, what do to when the battery is dead and more.

Chevy keys replacement – price check, locksmith VS dealer

Original key fob - Chevrolet

Original key fob – Chevrolet

How to program a new Chevy key without the original? What is the procedure? Can I do it myself? What are the average cost of programming a new key and a duplicate? what is VATS or PK3 Key?

Can I use my insurance coverage to pay for my Chevy key replacement? – useful information that can help you save money!

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Chevrolet key replacement near me – things to remember before calling a locksmith or dealer

Calling an automotive locksmith or a dealer near your location when you need a key replacement is probably the most common thing to do. Based on your location, an automotive locksmith can come to you, or you may choose to tow the car to the dealer.

We outline a few points to remember, to help you save some time and money regardless of which option you choose:

  1. First, always ask for a quote. Describe the problem in detail and give the automotive locksmith all the details, even if you think they may not be relevant.
  2. Moreover, If the locksmith has all the details, it can speed up the process and make it more cost-effective. Remember to give them your exact location to prevent a long waiting period. It may also affect the price.
  3. In addition, tell the locksmith/dealer if the ignition was changed before, as far as you know. A previous ignition change may result in different keys for the ignition and doors.

    High-security Chevy key replacement - Cut by an automotive locksmith

    High-security Chevy key replacement – Cut by an automotive locksmith

  4. Most Chevy models today are equipped with chips or transponders, so make sure you mention the exact year, make, and model and ask the locksmith if they have the necessary tools in their truck to code the key. Not all locksmiths have a key coding machine to program those keys.
  5. In addition, it’s important to have the VIN number available as the locksmith may need it.
  6. Finally, remember that for most Chevrolet models, there is no need to tow the car to the dealer should you lose your car keys. You can try and call the AAA, or an automotive locksmith who should be able to make you a new car key on site.

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What you should do when your Chevy car key is lost and how to get a replacement:

How to get a Chevy key replacement

How to get a Chevy key replacement

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Cadillac cars. We can help you with that.
  2. Second, tow the car to the dealer.
  3. Third, order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program (if necessary) it for you.

For a more detailed explanation including tips on how to SAVE TIME AND MONEY please visit our blog post: How to get a replacement key

Chevrolet key replacement - Original key fob

Chevrolet key replacement – Original key fob

Here are some additional tips:

  • First, make sure you don’t have a spare key. Many of us put one away as a backup for when we lose our key. Take a deep breath and try to remember where it is. Need some help? Here are some great ideas about how to find your lost Chevrolet keys.
  • In addition, if you decided to call an automotive locksmith, remember to provide the exact year, make, and model, e.g “I lost my keys to my 2014 Chevy Cruze, 2014 Chevrolet Impala, 2016 Chevy Silverado” etc. This is important so the locksmith can check if he or she has the right key blank/ transponder key/ remote key fob.
  • Furthermore, remember to ask if the key needs to be programmed or coded, some models do – e.g., a replacement key for 2016 Chevy Malibu will need to be programmed, whereas a 1998 Chevy Blazer won’t.

    Chevy key fob program

    Chevy key fob program

  • If you think you need a new ignition switch/ lock cylinder, first make sure you don’t simply need a new key. Changing the ignition for Chevrolet cars is more expensive than buying a replacement key and it will mean that you will have one key for the doors and another for the ignition.
  • When calling a dealer to get a Chevrolet replacement key, ask if you can pick up the new key yourself, or whether you have to tow the car there.
  • In addition, if the key won’t turn in the ignition, mention if this is something that has happened for the first time or is an ongoing problem.
  • Moreover, if you have previously changed the ignition cylinder, tell the locksmith or dealer as it may prevent them from cutting you a new key by code.
  • Finally, make sure you have the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of the car and relevant documents to show ownership of the car. The title certificate, registration papers, your ID and proof of insurance, etc.

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FAQ Lost Chevy Keys Replacement:

 

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

The answer below is a short explanation. For a more detailed explanation and GREAT TIPS on how to save money, please visit our blog post: Car keys replacement cost

Chevy key replacement cost - Price depends on a few factors (location, type of key, and more)

Chevy key replacement cost – Price depends on a few factors (location, type of key, and more)

A: In short, to replace a Chevy key usually cost between $90-$430. It 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
Chevy keys - Key fobs, transponder keys and non-chip

Chevy keys – Key fobs, transponder keys and non-chip

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe the most important factors.(chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The newer the car is, the better security features the key had and therefore you can expect to pay more than $250 for a replacement key. Choose your Chevy model(from the drop-down menu) and type of key you had for a more accurate price and information.

In addition,

It depends on where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation.

An automotive locksmith can code all Chevrolet key fobs

An automotive locksmith can code all Chevrolet key fobs

The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. However, most chances you will have to tow the car there to program the new key or remote and therefore the total price is usually higher.

Furthermore,

Consider that if you are looking to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.

Finally,

In case your Chevy ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that probably means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.

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Q: How can I know if my Chevy key had a chip in it? I understand that some keys need to be programmed and some don’t?

Programming machine for Chevy keys

Programming machine for Chevy keys

A: A good rule of thumb is that a key that had a plastic cover at the top and/or the vehicle was manufactured after the year 1998 most likely had a chip in it.

Hence, if you’ve lost your Chevy key and it had a chip in it, the key will have to be programmed/ coded on-site in order to start the car.

An automotive locksmith for Chevy keys replacement can do that on-site. Alternatively, you can contact the dealer, but the car will have to be towed there.

 

Below are examples of the different types of Chevy keys and remote “push to start button” smart key fobs:

Fob car key – Chevy fob/ remote/ “push to start” /intelligent car key: It typically looks like some sort of remote. This fob car key has a chip and therefore will need to be coded.

Chevy Remote Key Fob Replacement "Push to Start" (HYQ2AB)

Chevy Remote Key Fob Replacement “Push to Start” (HYQ2AB)

 

2020-2021 Chevy remote key replacement

2020-2021 Chevy remote key replacement

 

2020 Chevy key fob

2020 Chevy key fob

The next image is of a Chevy key that has a transponder chip in it and therefore NEEDS to be coded. The chip is located inside the cover at the top.

Transponder key replacement chevy (LXPT004)

Transponder key replacement chevy (LXPT004)

 

Chevrolet transponder chip car key (B111-PT)

Chevrolet transponder chip car key (B111-PT)

 

High-security Chevy key - Cutting machine inside a locksmith van

High-security Chevy key – Cutting machine inside a locksmith van

 

Chevy VATS key with a chip

Chevy VATS key with a chip

The next image is of a Chevy key that doesn’t contain a chip and therefore DOES NOT NEED to be coded. It’s a simple metal key.

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B48)

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B48)

 

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B86)

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B86)

 

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Q: I lost my 2018 Chevy key fob, have no spare. I need to know how long does it take and do you make replacement Chevy key fob on-site?

Chevy keyless entry remote

Chevy keyless entry remote

A: Generally speaking, for a new Chevy key, fob, remote or smart key, the process should take about one to two hours, depending on the year of manufacture and model of the car.

If codes are available, this process is even faster.

We offer fast 24/7 automotive locksmith services for all Chevy models including Emergency lockout service, car keys replacement, ignition repair and more.

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Q: Chevy key cutting – who can cut a new key for my car? can I get it done at any hardware store or should I go to an automotive locksmith or dealer? what is the procedure and how much does it cost?

"Blank" - Unused, new Chevy key - Must be cut first

“Blank” – Unused, new Chevy key – Must be cut first

A: There many different types of Chevy keys. Some can be cut with a basic cutting machine (mostly for older models made before 2010) and some, such as laser cut keys, can only be cut with a more advanced machine, which not all locksmiths carry, and definitely not hardware stores. Therefore, you should do your research before you decide where to get your Chevy key cut.

The next image is of laser key on laser cutting machine:

Cutting Chevy key

Cutting Chevy key

In addition, there are a few things to consider:

First, you have to remember that cutting a new Chevy key probably won’t be enough for you to start your vehicle as most Chevy models made after 2005 requires coding in addition to cutting the key. Saying that, you will have to take care of coding the keys as well AFTER you had your key cut. The good news is that unlike cutting a new Chevy key, which you would need the help of a locksmith or dealer, the programming you can do yourself. Click here to see programming instructions for Chevy fobs, remotes and transponder keys

The next image is of a cut key and programming machine:

Cutting & programming Chevy key

Cutting & programming Chevy key

Second, the newer your Chevy is, the more chances the key is a laser-cut key. Cutting newer Chevy keys require a different machine than for those keys made before 2010. Therefore,  make sure you ask the locksmith or dealer if they can cut you the key you need. In case your Chevy model is older than 2000, you may be able to get the key cut at some hardware stores as well.

Newer keys require a more advanced cutting machine

Newer keys require a more advanced cutting machine

 

Chevy high-security car key

Chevy high-security car key

Finally, try to get the key code, which makes the process of cutting a new key very fast, from your dealer. They should be able to provide it for you after verification that you are the owner. Once you have this code, any locksmith should be able to cut you the key within minutes, and it would be cheaper as well.

How much should you expect to pay for cutting your Chevy key?

Laser-cut keys or remote emergency keys – About $50 if you have the key code. (If not about $80)

Regular key, transponder, VATS key – about $20 if you have the key code. (If not about $50)

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Q: Can I get a Chevrolet key replacement by VIN?

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

The VIN gives Chevrolet 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 very fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. For vehicles older than 10 years: Chevy dealers don’t keep a record for vehicles older than 10 years. An automotive locksmith is therefore your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key: Codes are 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 about VIN number, click here

 

Q: My 2001 Chevy S10 ignition key won’t turn, what is the reason and how can I get a new key made?

Chevy ignition cylinder - Few reasons why the ignition won't turn

Chevy ignition cylinder – Few reasons why the ignition won’t turn

A: There are a number of reasons why the ignition key won’t turn. The key may be worn out,  or jammed; the ignition may be rusty, or its wafers broken. An automotive locksmith for Chevy cars can determine the reason on-site and solve the problem. We can help you in this scenario.

Remember that losing your Chevy ignition key does not mean that you have to change the ignition. In most cases, you won’t have to.

Rekey kit for Chevy ignition cylinder - Used by an automotive locksmith to repair ignitions

Rekey kit for Chevy ignition cylinder – Used by an automotive locksmith to repair ignitions

For more information please visit: My ignition key won’t turn

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Q: My Chevy Silverado transponder key will not start the car. The battery is new, the lights are on and the radio works. What may be the reason?

Chevy 2008 ignition cylinder and a test key

Chevy 2008 ignition cylinder and a test key

A: There may be a few reasons why the key won’t start the car. A mechanical problem or key related problem. Please visit: My ignition key won’t start the car for more information.

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Chevy key fob battery replacement – cost, size, what do to when the battery is dead and more.

Battery replacement for Chevy flip key

Battery replacement for Chevy flip key

Most of Chevy models made after 2006 use a key fob, or a push to start remote key technology. This type of key has advanced security features, as well as built-in keyless entry and more.

Chevy key fob battery replacement

Chevy key fob battery replacement

This type of key fob is battery operated. Once in a while, there are some issues with the key fob because of this battery. We will go over some important information and a few tips about what to do when the battery is dead, how to change the battery, cost, and some technical information.

Most Chevy models’ key fobs use the same battery which is CR2032, These batteries are very common and you can find them in most hardware stores, AutoZone, locksmith shops, and online.

There are a few types of keys that are battery operated:

Key fob: (like in the pictures below)

Chevy key fob

Chevy key fob

Transponder/ flip key: (like in the following picture)

Chevy transponder key battery replacement information

Chevy transponder key battery replacement information

Watch a short video here: how to replace Chevy key fob battery, type of battery and more:

 

Here is an example of a Chevy key fob battery replacement.

Chevy key fob battery replacement

Chevy key fob battery replacement

 

Chevy key fob battery replacement - Back side

Chevy key fob battery replacement – Back side

 

Before we get into some specific information, here is some useful information you must know:

First, if you are locked out of your car because the key fob battery is dead you can use the emergency key provided with the key to unlock the car door.

Key fob emergency key

Key fob emergency key

In addition, 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. If you are not sure where is the designated charging area, you should check the owner’s manual.

Chevy key fob replacement (uncut)

Chevy key fob replacement (uncut)

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

Price of Chevy key fob battery: Usually less than $6

We also recommend getting a cover or a case for the key fob to keep it in better condition. Chevy key fob cover/case isn’t expensive and definitely worth the price. You can order it online here

 

Technical information: (Click for more information from Panasonic)

Diameter(mm): 20

Height(mm): 3.2

Voltage(V): 3

 

Programming information:

Coding machine for Chevy keys

Coding machine for Chevy keys

After replacing the key fob battery, there is no need to do any special programming. The key fob should work as usual.

However, if you just bought a new key fob, you will need to have it programmed to start the car. This can be done by an automotive locksmith or a dealership. Click here for more information about key fob programming.

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Q: Can you explain why there is a difference in the cost of replacement keys between Chevrolet models? what would be the price for a newer model at the dealer VS an automotive locksmith?

A: The price for Chevrolet key replacement varies according to the year of manufacture and the model. In the main, there are two different types of Chevy keys when it comes to replacement key cost:

  1. Non-transponder chip key – there is no need to code the key.
  2. Transponder chip keys/ remote Fob keys/ smart keys  – these keys need to be coded.

Here’s an example of the price you can expect to pay for a key replacement:

Non-transponder Chevy replacement key cost –

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B47)

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B47)

 

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B89)

Chevy non-transponder chip key (B89)

From a Dealer –

If no coding is needed, you can call the dealer and have him cut you a new replacement key, which you can pick up at your convenience.

However, if the ignition was changed in the past, as may happen with older models, the codes the dealer has on file will not work and so the key won’t turn in the ignition.

It is also important to remember that the dealer only has codes on file for the original ignition and up to a certain year.  If the car is too old, it may be difficult to get a replacement key from the dealer.

Estimated cost: Usually around $75 for a new key.

 

From an Automotive Locksmith:

A locksmith usually charges a service fee plus the cost of the parts and labor for a replacement key.

You can therefore expect to pay more than the dealer would charge. However, since the cost of a non-transponder chip key is minor, you shouldn’t pay much more than the dealer charge and you have the convenience of a solution at your location as many locksmiths offer a mobile service.

Estimated cost: Usually around $135.

 

Transponder chip / “push to start” / fob / remote Chevy replacement key cost:

Chevy flip key transponder

Chevy flip key transponder

From a Dealer –

Keys of this type have to be coded in order to start the car and therefore the car will have to be towed to the dealership which will result in an additional cost.

The estimated cost for a transponder key: Usually around $150 for a new key.

An estimated cost for a remote key: Usually around $350 for a new key.

 

From an Automotive locksmith:

Chevrolet key fob replacement - An automotive locksmith can program on-site

Chevrolet key fob replacement – An automotive locksmith can program on-site

A locksmith usually charges a service fee plus the cost of the parts and labor for a replacement key so you can expect to pay more than the dealer would charge.

However, an automotive locksmith operating a mobile service can make the key on-site and therefore save you time and money and the hassle of towing the car to the dealer.

The estimated cost for a transponder key: Usually around $280 for a new key.

An estimated cost for a remote key: Usually around $420 for a new key.

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Q: I called my Chevy dealer as I need a replacement key for my 1996 Chevy Express. Unfortunately, they told me they can’t make me a replacement key as they don’t have the information on file. Can you explain why is that, where can I get a replacement key and how much would it cost?

Older Chevy keys - Codes may not be available (B98)

Older Chevy keys – Codes may not be available (B98)

A: Chevrolet dealers, like other car brand dealers, use a key code to cut a replacement key. Key codes are only available for a limited number of years – usually about 10 years or so.

Therefore, if your Chevy model is older than ten years, you may have a problem getting a replacement key from the dealer. In such a scenario, an automotive locksmith would be your best option.

The estimated cost should be around $135

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A complete list of Chevrolet models we deal with:

AveoBeretta, Bolt, C/KCamaroCaprice PPV, Captiva,  CavalierCobalt, CorsicaCorvetteCruze, FRR, FSRFTRImpala, KodiakLuminaMalibuMetroMonte CarloNova, NPR, NQRNRR, OptraPrizmSonicSparkSpectrumSprint, SSSSRTraverseW4W5Volt

Vans & Trucks:

AstroAvalancheBlazerSilveradoColoradoEquinoxExpressHHROrlandoNQR, S-10SuburbanTahoeTrackerTrailblazerTraxUplander Mini Van, Venture Van.

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