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

Chevrolet Cruze key replacement - All you need to know

Chevrolet Cruze key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Chevrolet Cruze Replacement Car Keys – Introduction

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

Chevy key coding on-site

Chevy key coding on-site

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

Chevrolet Cruze Key Replacement Near Me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Chevrolet Cruze Car Key Replacement Cost

Automotive locksmith coding new Chevy key

Automotive locksmith coding new Chevy key

Can I get a replacement Chevrolet Cruze key by VIN?

Chevrolet Cruze Key Programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless Entry Information Chevrolet Cruze

Remote Key Fob for a Chevrolet Cruze

Remote Key Fob for a Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze key fob battery – How do I change or replace the battery? What is the cost? What size is the battery? And more.

 

Introduction:

Chevrolet Cruze Car Key Replacements

Chevrolet Cruze Car Key Replacements

The Chevrolet Cruze was introduced in 2011. This model has three versions and four types of keys.

Remote Key Fob: 2016 to 2019.

Transponder Chip Keys: 2011 to 2020.

    • 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 Chevrolet Cruze 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:

 

Chevrolet Cruze w/Prox:

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019: (HYQ4EA)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Key Fob Replacement (HYQ4EA)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 Chevrolet Cruze Key Fob Replacement (HYQ4EA)

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Chevrolet Cruze w/Peps:

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (LXP-T003)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (LXP-T003)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (LXP-T003)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015: (13500318 or 13500319)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (13500318 or 13500319)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (13500318 or 13500319)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

Chevrolet Cruze w/o Peps:

 

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

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (B119-PT / HU100)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Transponder Key Replacement (B119-PT / HU100)

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

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FAQ:

 

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

How to Get a Chevrolet Cruze Replacement Key

How to Get a Chevrolet Cruze Replacement Key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Chevrolet Cruze 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).
Chevy Transponder key on a computer operated cutting machine

Chevy 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 Chevrolet Cruze. 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?

Chevrolet Cruze Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Chevrolet Cruze Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2019 Chevrolet Cruze.

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

Chevrolet Cruze Key Replacement Cost - Estimate only

Chevrolet Cruze Key Replacement Cost – Estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Chevrolet Cruze key can cost between $150 to $320. 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
Replacement Car Key Price Factors

Replacement Car Key Price Factors

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.

Programming machine for Chevy keys

Programming machine for Chevy keys

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 Chevrolet Cruze key replacement by VIN?

Chevy Ignition Cylinder and a Test, Non-Transponder Replacement Key

Chevy Ignition Cylinder and a Test, Non-Transponder Replacement Key

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 Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet Cruze 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.

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

Chevy keys programming machine tool, used by an automotive locksmith

Chevy keys programming machine tool, used by an automotive locksmith

A: The Chevrolet 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 Chevrolet 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.

 

No Programming needed:

Car Key Cutting Machine

Car Key Cutting Machine

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

The Chevrolet Cruze has none of this key type – all Chevrolet Cruze keys have a chip and need to be programmed.

 

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

Chevrolet Cruze Keys Programming Machine Tool

Chevrolet Cruze Keys Programming Machine 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.

HYQ4EA, LXP-T003, 13500318 or 13500319, B119-PT / HU100.

 

Keyless entry information for the Chevrolet Cruze:

For year models 2011 to 2020, there is a built-in keyless entry in the transponder flip keys and remote key fob.

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Chevrolet Cruze key fob battery – important information: How to replace, Size, Cost, and More.

Key Fob Batteries

Key Fob Batteries

 

Flip key battery replacement - Chevrolet Cruze

Flip key battery replacement – Chevrolet Cruze

 

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

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

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

 

There are 2 types of keys that are battery operated:

Key fob: (like in the picture below)

Chevy Cruze remote key fob battery replacement information

Chevy Cruze remote key fob battery replacement information

 

Transponder flip key: (like in the following picture)

Chevy Cruze flip key battery replacement information

Chevy Cruze flip key battery replacement information

 

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

 

 

Things to remember when your Chevrolet Cruze 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.

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

How the Key Fob Looks Inside, Battery and Emergency Key

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 Chevy Cruze flip key

Inside look of Chevy Cruze flip key

 

Chevrolet Cruze Key Battery Information:

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Car Key Battery Replacement Variety

Chevrolet Cruze key fob and transponder flip keys 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 Chevrolet Cruze 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

Finally, remember that your battery life depends on a few factors such as usage, weather conditions, etc. To better protect your Chevrolet Cruze 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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