Oldsmobile Lost Car Key Replacement – All The Information You Need To Know About Oldsmobile Replacement Keys, Keyless Entry, Ignition Problems, Cost, Programming, Battery, and More.
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We specialize in making replacement car keys for Oldsmobile when you don’t have a spare or need a fob, Ignition repair and replaced and more.
We deal with all Oldsmobile models, including Oldsmobile 88, 98, Achieva, Alero, Aurora, Bravada, Custom-Cruiser, Cutlass & Cutlass Supreme, F-85, Firenza, Intrigue, LSS, Omega, Regency, Silhouette, Starfire, Toronado, Vista Cruiser and more.
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What you should do when your Oldsmobile car key is lost and how to get a replacement:
Generally speaking, you have three options:
- First, call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Oldsmobile cars. We can help you with that.
- Second, tow the car to the dealer.
- 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
Below 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 Oldsmobile 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 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass, 2001 Oldsmobile 88, 2000 Oldsmobile 98” etc. This is important so the locksmith can check if he or she has the right key blank/ transponder key.
- Furthermore, remember to ask if the key needs to be programmed or coded, some models do – e.g., Lost Oldsmobile Intrigue key or Oldsmobile Aurora 2004 needs to be programmed, whereas older Oldsmobile models do not.
- 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 Oldsmobile 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 an Oldsmobile 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.
Oldsmobile 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:
- 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. 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.
- 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.
- Most Oldsmobile 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.
- In addition, it’s important to have the VIN number available as the locksmith may need it.
- Finally, remember that for most Oldsmobile 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.
FAQ Lost Oldsmobile Keys:
Q: Oldsmobile key replacement cost – How much will it cost to replace an Oldsmobile key without the original? What is the average price?
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A: In a nutshell, to replace an Oldsmobile key can cost anywhere between $90 and $280. The price you pay depends on several factors:
- The type of key
- The car’s year of manufacture
- The day of the week, the time of day (or night!) & your location
- Where you get the key replacement (dealer, automotive locksmith, online, etc.)
- Availability of the code to cut a new key
- Original ignition or not
The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are probably the most important factors as they dictate whether you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, or a regular “non-transponder” key. Keys for late model cars have better security features and so you can expect to pay more than $200 for a replacement key. Choose your Oldsmobile model (from the drop-down menu) and the type of key you had for more accurate pricing 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.
A dealer typically charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith for the key. However, you’ll probably have to tow the car to the dealer so they can code/program the new key or remote, so the total price is usually higher.
consider that if you are thinking about getting a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside of regular business hours, the price is likely to spiral.
Finally, if your Oldsmobile ignition cylinder has been changed in the past (quite often the case with older cars), this probably means that the code for the key may no longer be valid, so you will either have to get a new key cut manually by a locksmith or change the ignition once again so the dealer can’t be of help.
Q: I lost my 2007 Oldsmobile Aurora car key, and I have no spare. How long does it take to make a replacement key? Do you offer automotive locksmith services for Oldsmobile cars?
A: Generally speaking, to make an Oldsmobile 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 Acura models including Emergency lockout service, car keys replacement, ignition repair, and more.
Q: How can I know if my Oldsmobile key had a chip in it? I understand that some keys need to be programmed in order to start the car?
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 Oldsmobile 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 Acura 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 Oldsmobile keys:
The next image is of an Oldsmobile key that has a transponder chip in it and therefore NEEDS to be coded. The chip is located inside the cover at the top.
The next image is of an Oldsmobile key that doesn’t contain a chip and therefore DOES NOT NEED to be coded. It’s a simple metal key.
Q: My Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1997 ignition key won’t turn, what is the reason and can you change my ignition for me?
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 Oldsmobile cars can determine the reason on-site and solve the problem. We can help you in this scenario.
Remember that losing your Acura ignition key does not mean that you have to change the ignition. In most cases, you won’t have to.
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Q: My Oldsmobile key will not start the car. The battery is good, the lights are on and the radio works. What may be the reason?
A: There are a couple of reasons for the key not starting the car – it could be a mechanical problem or a key-related problem. Please visit: My ignition key won’t start the car for more information.
Q: Oldsmobile 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?
A: There many different types of Oldsmobile keys. Some can be cut with a basic cutting machine and some with a more special machine. Therefore, you should do your research before you decide where to get your Oldsmobile key cut.
The next image is of laser key on laser cutting machine:
In addition, there are a few things to consider:
First, you have to remember that cutting a new Oldsmobile key probably won’t be enough for you to start your vehicle as most Oldsmobile models made after 2000 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. Click here to see programming instructions for Oldsmobile transponder keys
The next image is of a cut key and programming machine:
Second, remember that some Oldsmobile model use VATS key. This type of key has a small chip in the middle and needs to be matched to the car. An automotive locksmith can check the right VATS value for your car.
Below, an example of Oldsmobile VATS replacement 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 Acura key?
Regular key, transponder keys – about $20 if you have the key code. (If not about $50)
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