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

Chevrolet Malibu Car Keys Replacement

Chevrolet Malibu Car Keys Replacement

 

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In this article:

Chevrolet Malibu Replacement car keys – Introduction

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

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

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

Chevrolet Malibu car key replacement cost

Can I get a replacement Chevrolet Malibu key by VIN?

Chevrolet Malibu key programming – which keys you can program yourself, how to program & more

Keyless entry information Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu key fob battery – how to change or replace, what is the cost, size and more

 

Introduction:

The Chevrolet Malibu was introduced in 1978. This model has four versions (Chevrolet Malibu w/Prox, Chevrolet Malibu w/o Prox, Chevrolet Malibu Classic, Chevrolet Malibu Max) and twelve types of keys.

Remote Key Fob: 2016-2020 – One type of remote key fob.

Transponder Chip Key: 2004-2016 – Two types of keys.

Non Transponder Key: 1978-1984, 1997-2004 – Nine types of keys.

  • Please keep in mind that while keys/remotes may look the same they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways and therefore it is important to have the right key/remote.
  • Already have your key? Need programming information on how to program Chevy Malibu key fob or transponder key? Click here for a step by step information!

 

Quick access: or go to FAQ

 

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

 

Chevrolet Malibu w/Prox:

 

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020: (HYQ4EA)

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Remote Key Replacement HYQ4EA

2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Chevrolet Malibu Remote Key Replacement HYQ4EA

Already have a remote? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

Chevrolet Malibu w/o Prox:

 

2014, 2015, 2016: (B119-PT)

2014, 2015, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Transponder Key Replacement B119-PT / HU100

2014, 2015, 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Transponder Key Replacement B119-PT / HU100

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

 

Chevrolet Malibu Classic:

 

2004, 2005: (P1111/B91)

2004, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1111/B91

2004, 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1111/B91

 

 

Chevrolet Malibu / Malibu Max:

 

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013: (B111-PT)

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Transponder Key Replacement B111-PT

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Transponder Key Replacement B111-PT

Already have a key? Click HERE for programming information.

 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004: (P1111/B91)

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1111/B91

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1111/B91

 

Chevrolet Malibu:

 

For the door/trunk/GB it can be one of those 4 keys:

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (S1098D/B51)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098D/B51

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098D/B51

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (S1098B/B49)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098B/B49

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098B/B49

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (S1098K/B47)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098K/B47

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098K/B47

 

1981: (S1098H/B45)

1981 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098H/B45

1981 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement S1098H/B45

 

 

For the ignition it can be one of those 4 keys:

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (P1098E/B44)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098E/B44

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098E/B44

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (P1098J/B46)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098J/B46

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (P1098A/B48)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098A/B48

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098A/B48

 

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984: (P1098C/B50)

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu

1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984 Chevrolet Malibu Non Transponder Key Replacement P1098C/B50

 

 

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FAQ:

 

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

Chevrolet Malibu Car Keys Replacement

Chevrolet Malibu Car Keys Replacement

A: 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.

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Chevrolet Malibu 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.

A word of caution: The type of key you need will depend on the year and model of your Chevrolet Malibu. Therefore, the options on how to get a new key made and programmed depending on whether you need a remote, an intelligent fob, push to start button, a transponder or a regular 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 the service?

Chevrolet Malibu Key Replacement Service Near Your Location - Tips

Chevrolet Malibu Key Replacement Service Near Your Location – Tips

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

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car, which you will find on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror (Click here for more information). This will help the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had and need to replace.

Finally, make sure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. Its title certificate, your ID, and proof of insurance etc.

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Q: Chevrolet Malibu key replacement cost – How much does it cost to replace a Chevrolet Malibu key if I don’t have the original? What is the average price?

Chevrolet Malibu Key Replacement Cost

Chevrolet Malibu Key Replacement Cost

A: 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

In short, to replace a Chevrolet Malibu key can cost between $50-$420. 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

    Price of cutting a new Chevrolet Malibu key may vary

    Price of cutting a new Chevrolet Malibu key may vary

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. Click here to see this model 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 of how to get a replacement key.

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 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: Can I get a Chevrolet Malibu 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 of your model and the type of key you had.

The VIN allows the dealer or an automotive locksmith access to the key code on file, i.e. they can cut you a replacement key by code which makes the process very fast and easy. You must, however, consider two things:

  1. For Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that are older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an automotive locksmith is your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For Chevrolet Malibu vehicles that are equipped with a transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are available. However, programming is necessary and therefore 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 Malibu key programming – which keys you can program yourself, which keys require programming tools & more

Chevy Keys Programming Machine Tool, Used by an Automotive Locksmith (Advanced Diagnostics)

Chevy Keys Programming Machine Tool, Used by an Automotive Locksmith (Advanced Diagnostics)

A: The Chevrolet Malibu has different types of keys. Some require programming and some do not. All transponder chip keys and/or smart key fobs need to be programmed with a special programming machine that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has. There is no need to program non-transponder metal keys.

To keep things simple, we divide all Chevrolet Malibu keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys)
  2. Keys that needs to be programmed, which means you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer (transponder or remote keys)

 

No Programming needed:

Chevrolet Malibu non-transponder keys are metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no programming is needed:

P1098E/B44, S1098H/B45, P1098J/B46, S1098K/B47, P1098A/B48, S1098B/B49, P1098C/B50, S1098D/B51, P1111/B91.

 

Chevrolet Malibu keys that need to be programmed and you will need an automotive locksmith or the dealer:

Chevrolet Malibu Keys Programming Machine Tool

Chevrolet Malibu Keys Programming Machine Tool

Keys in this category, such as remote smart keys, intelligent keys or key fobs, as well as transponder keys, have a security chip in them, which requires programming. A special machine is needed to program them and so you will need an automotive locksmith or dealer to do it for you (Usually for models manufactured after 1998).

HYQ4EA, B119-PT / HU100, B111-PT.

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Q: I have a Chevrolet Malibu 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? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: The Chevrolet Malibu has a few keyless entry system options. For newer models, the key you have contains a built-in keyless entry system (a remote master 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 Chevrolet Malibu:

Keyless Entry Information Chevrolet Malibu

Keyless Entry Information Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu has 4 different keyless entry remotes. Choose the year of your car:

2006-2013: KOBGT04A (No Self-Programming)

2001-2005: KOBLEAR1XT (Choose Method C)

2000: KOBUT1BT (Choose Method C)

1996-1999: ABO1502T (Choose Method A)

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Chevrolet Malibu key fob battery information:

Key Fob Battery - Chevrolet Malibu

Key Fob Battery – Chevrolet Malibu

Chevrolet Malibu key fobs 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 this battery is about $5. You can get it online here or at Home Depot, Walmart, Autozone, etc.

For more technical information about this battery (Size, Thickness, Weight, etc.) click here.

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