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Pontiac Replacement Car Keys

Pontiac Replacement Car Keys

 

Pontiac Replacement Key - Chip Key

Pontiac Replacement Key – Chip Key

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We specialize in making replacement car keys for Pontiac when you don’t have a spare, need a remote fob key, duplicate smart key, ignition repair, replaced and more.

 

In addition, we deal with all Pontiac models, including Pontiac Aztek, Bonneville, Firebird, G3, G5, G6, G8, Grand Am, Grand Prix, GTA, GTO, Sunfire, Vibe and more.

 

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Pontiac key replacement near me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith

Lost my Pontiac car key – Now what? What should I do? How do I get a new key?

Pontiac keys replacement cost – Estimated price for a new key

Pontiac car keys replacement – What type of key did I have? a regular key, transponder or remote key fob?

How long does it take to get a replacement key for Pontiac cars?

Pontiac key replacement by VIN – All you need to know

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

Pontiac keys replacement – Price check, locksmith VS dealer

My Pontiac ignition key won’t start the car, what may be the reason?

How to program a new Pontiac key without the original? What is the procedure? Can I do it myself? What is the average cost of programming a new key and a duplicate?

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

Pontiac keyless entry remote – All you need to know. How to program, which remote to buy, cost & more.

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Pontiac key replacement near me – Things to remember before calling a locksmith or dealer

Pontiac Replacement Keys - Different Models & Years

Pontiac Replacement Keys – Different Models & Years

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.
  4. Some Pontiac models are equipped with chips or transponders, so make sure you mention the exact year, make and model.
  5. In addition, it’s important to have the VIN number available as the locksmith may need it.
  6. Finally, remember that for most Pontiac 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 Pontiac car key is lost and how to get a replacement:

Pontiac Replacement Car Key

Pontiac Replacement Car Key

  • 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 ideas of where your key might be? Take a look at this blog post on how to find your lost Pontiac 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 2011 Pontiac G6 car key, 2013 Pontiac Grand Prix, 2014 Pontiac GTO, 2010 Pontiac G6” 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 2014 Pontiac Vibe will need to be programmed, whereas a 1995 Pontiac Firebird won’t.
  • 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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac Keys Replacement:

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

Pontiac Key replacement Cost - Price Depends On a Few Factors

Pontiac Key replacement Cost – Price Depends On a Few Factors

A: In short, to replace a Pontiac key usually cost between $90-$400. 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

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 Pontiac 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.

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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac key had a chip in it? I understand that some keys need to be programmed and some don’t?

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 2000 most likely had a chip in it.

Hence, if you’ve lost your Pontiac 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 Pontiac 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 Pontiac keys:

The next image is of a Pontiac 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 Pontiac 

Transponder Key Replacement Pontiac 

 

Transponder Key Replacement Pontiac 

Transponder Key Replacement Pontiac 

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

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Key (B50)

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Key (B50)

 

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Car Key (B86) - No Need To Be Programmed

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Car Key (B86) – No Need To Be Programmed

 

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Q: How long does it take to make a replacement fob key for 2010 Pontiac Vibe? I lost my original, have no spare and need a duplicate car key made. Do you offer automotive locksmith services for Pontiac cars?

A: Generally speaking, for a new Pontiac 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.

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

Pontiac Keys Replacement (VATS & Transponder Keys)

Pontiac Keys Replacement (VATS & Transponder Keys)

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

The VIN gives Pontiac 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: Pontiac 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 2010 Pontiac G8 ignition key won’t turn, what is the reason and can you change my ignition for me?

Pontiac Ignition Cylinder - Few Reasons Why The Ignition Wont Turn

Pontiac Ignition Cylinder – Few Reasons Why The Ignition Wont Turn

A: There may be a few reasons why the ignition key won’t turn. Worn out key, stuck, rusted ignition or broken wafers. An automotive locksmith for Pontiac cars can determine the reason on site and solution. We can help you with that.

In addition, in case you lost your Pontiac ignition key, please remember that in most cases, there is no need to change the ignition. For more information please visit: My ignition key won’t turn

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

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

A: The price for Pontiac key replacement varies according to the year of manufacture and the model. In the main, there are two different types of Pontiac 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/ VATS– these keys needs to be coded.

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

Non-transponder Pontiac replacement key cost –

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Key (B51)

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Key (B51)

 

Pontiac Non Transponder Chip Key (B89)

Pontiac 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 key cost:

Pontiac Key Transponder

Pontiac 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.

 

From an Automotive locksmith:

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 $250 for a new key.

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Q: I called my Pontiac dealer as I need a replacement key for my 1996 Pontiac G6.

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 should it cost?

A: Pontiac 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 Pontiac 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

 

A complete list of Pontiac models we deal with:

Pontiac AztekBonnevilleFirebirdFormula, G3, G5, G6, G8Grand AmGrand PrixGTA, GTOLeMansMontanaPursuitSolsticeSunfireTorrentTransVibeWave.

 

Give Us a Call 24/7 For All Lost Pontiac Car Keys Replacement & Ignition Problems!

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