GM Transponder Car Key Replacement 5913597 – All You Need To Know In One Place

GM transponder car key replacement - 5913597

GM transponder car key replacement – 5913597

(This key is used for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Oldsmobile & Pontiac models)

 

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In this article:

5913597 replacement car key – Overview

Where can I get a new key made?

Automotive locksmith coding a new transponder key on-site

Automotive locksmith coding a new transponder key on-site

Does this key have a chip in it? Will I need to code or program it in order to start my car?

How much does it cost to get a 5913597 replacement key?

I already have one working key and would like to get a copy. How and where can I get one made?

What information do I need to give the locksmith or dealer when I call for service?

Coding machine for all transponder keys used by an automotive locksmith

Coding machine for all transponder keys used by an automotive locksmith

Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC  Programming information

Order a new blank key online

Flip key GM - Inside look and battery replacement

Flip key GM – Inside look and battery replacement

 

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Overview:

The 5913597 key is a transponder chip-coded key, mostly used for GM models manufactured AFTER 2009. It is used for different models and different years.

Transponder key - Inside look and chip

Transponder key – Inside look and chip

As this is a transponder chip key – or coded key – it therefore needs to be programmed/coded to start your vehicle.

The chip is located at the top of the key. It can’t be seen unless you disassemble the plastic cover, which we don’t recommend doing.

Example of transponder key on a cutting machine

Example of transponder key on a cutting machine

5913597 is sold under a few additional names, depending on the manufacturer – SKU: SC-5913597; FCC: OHT01060512. However, 5913597 is the most common one.

Key blank (for online purchase): 5913597 (Click to order online)

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Where can I get a new key made?

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. First, call an automotive locksmith – in most cases this would be your best choice since this type of key needs to be programmed to the car’s computer. The car must therefore be present. This means you either need to call a locksmith, who offers mobile service or tow the car to the dealer.
  2. Order the key online – you can order a key blank online and then call a locksmith to cut and program it for you.
  3. Dealer – the dealer should be able to make you a replacement key. However, you will need to tow the car there as this type of key needs to be programmed.
GM key replacement on cutting machine used by automotive locksmith to cut key on site

GM key replacement on cutting machine used by automotive locksmith to cut key on site

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Is programming or coding needed for this type of key? Does this key have a chip in it? Should it be coded to the car?

Yes. This type of key is a transponder chip key and therefore programming is needed. In addition, special coding/programming equipment is needed and therefore you will need to either call a locksmith or tow the car to the dealer.

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How much does it usually cost to get a new transponder key?

We’ve researched the average price for this key with dealers, automotive locksmiths, and online. Needless to say, the price varies greatly and depends on where you get it, the time of day, and your location (mobile locksmith service or dealer).

The prices mentioned below are only rough estimates.

 

Dealer:
Dealer estimated cost

Dealer estimated cost

The dealer should have the key code on file. In addition, it may be necessary to have an additional code or pin to program this key. The dealer should have that as well. Expect to pay about $171.

Please keep in mind that this price DOES NOT include the price of towing the car to the dealer, which will bump up the cost considerably.

 

Automotive locksmith:
Locksmith estimated cost

Locksmith estimated cost

A locksmith would charge a service fee plus the price of the blank key, as well as key-cutting and programming charges. Expect to pay about $241 for parts and labor, including programming.

 

Online:
Online estimated cost

Online estimated cost

You can get a replacement key online. Usually about $31.

However, you will need to have the dealer or a locksmith cut and program it for you. You can order one here:

(Uncut, unprogrammed): About $31.

 

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I already have a working key. Can I get a duplicate made at the hardware store/locksmith shop/dealership and will it start the car?

Transponder key cloning machine

Transponder key cloning machine

Hardware store:

No. As a 5913597 is a transponder key, you will need to have it programmed to start the car. This requires a special device that hardware stores don’t carry.

 

Locksmith shop or dealer:

Cloning tool for transponder keys

Cloning tool for transponder keys

Yes. You have two options:

A. Programming an additional key WHEN THE CAR IS PRESENT – You can drive the car to a locksmith or to a dealer and they will program an additional key for the car.

Cloned transponder key

Cloned transponder key

B. Cloning a new key – The cloning process is basically having a duplicate made WITHOUT THE NEED TO HAVE THE CAR ON SITE. To make a duplicate of a transponder key / remote, the locksmith needs to have a special device. However, you will need to have a working key that can start the car.

Transponder chips to clone keys

Transponder chips to clone keys

If you do have a working key and simply need a duplicate, the dealer would be your best and cheapest option (Please call to verify first that your car key can be cloned).

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What information do I need to give the locksmith or dealer when I call for the service?

First, make sure you have the exact year, make and model, e.g., 2013 Chevrolet Equinox.

In addition, write down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car which you can find on the left side of the dashboard near the side mirror. The VIN will help the locksmith or dealer verify the year, make and model of the car.

It’s important to ask if you can come and pick up the key, or if the car has to be present. When key codes are not available (as happens with older models), an onsite service will be required to make a new key.

You can of course tow the car to the locksmith shop, but that would be more expensive.

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

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