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

Pontiac Vibe key replacement - All you need to know

Pontiac Vibe key replacement – All you need to know

 

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In this article:

Pontiac Vibe replacement car keys – Introduction

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

Coding machine to program Pontiac transponder key

Coding machine to program Pontiac transponder key

Have you lost your Pontiac Vibe car key? – How do I get a replacement key? What options do I have?

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

Pontiac Vibe car key replacement cost

VATS key - Pontiac

VATS key – Pontiac

Can I get a replacement Pontiac Vibe key by Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?

Pontiac Vibe key programming – Which keys can you program yourself? How to program & more.

Keyless entry information Pontiac Vibe

Transponder chip key for a Pontiac Vibe

Transponder chip key for a Pontiac Vibe

 

Introduction:

Pontiac Vibe car key replacements

Pontiac Vibe car key replacements

Pontiac Vibe was introduced in 2003. This model has two types of keys.

Transponder chip key: 2009 to 2010.

Non-transponder key: 2003 to 2009.

    • Please keep in mind that while some keys may look the same, they have different capabilities/frequencies/keyways. Therefore, having the right key is essential.

 

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

 

2009, 2010: (TOY44D-PT)

2009, 2010 Pontiac Vibe transponder key replacement (TOY44D-PT)

2009, 2010 Pontiac Vibe transponder key replacement (TOY44D-PT)

 

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009: (X217/TR47)

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Pontiac Vibe non-transponder key replacement (X217/TR47)

2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 Pontiac Vibe non-transponder key replacement (X217/TR47)

 

 

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FAQ:

 

Q: I lost my Pontiac Vibe car keys. I don’t have a spare, so need a replacement. How and where can I get a replacement key?

How to get a Pontiac Vibe replacement key

How to get a Pontiac Vibe replacement key

 

Generally speaking, you have three options:

  1. Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for Pontiac Vibe 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).
Ignition replacement - Pontiac

Ignition replacement – Pontiac

A word of caution: The type of key you need depends on the year and model of your Pontiac Vibe. Therefore, the options for getting a new key made and programmed depends on whether you need 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?

Pontiac Vibe key replacement service near your location - Tips

Pontiac Vibe key replacement service near your location – Tips

A: First, make sure you have the exact year, make, and model, e.g., 2010 Pontiac Vibe.

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

Pontiac Vibe key replacement cost - estimate only

Pontiac Vibe key replacement cost – estimate only

 

In short, replacing a Pontiac Vibe key can cost between $130 to $210. The cost depends on a number of factors:

  1. The type of key you need
  2. The car’s year of manufacture
  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
Factors to consider about key replacement cost

Factors to consider about key replacement cost

 

The type of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are the most important factors for identifying if you need a chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key. The newer the car is, the better the security features the key has. On later models, you can therefore 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.

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,

If you have previously had your ignition cylinder replaced, which is quite common in older cars, this probably means that the code for the key may not be useful. In such cases, the key will have to be cut manually by a locksmith, or you will have to change the ignition again, and here 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 Pontiac Vibe key replacement by its VIN?

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

The VIN gives 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 fast and easy. There are however two things to consider:

  1. If your vehicle is older than 10 years, Pontiac dealers will no longer have its key code record, so an automotive locksmith will be your only option to get a replacement key.
  2. For vehicles equipped with a transponder system and/or a remote/intelligent key/fob key, the codes should be 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.

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

Automotive locksmith copying Pontiac transponder key that needs to be coded

Automotive locksmith copying Pontiac transponder key that needs to be coded

A: Pontiac Vibe 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 Pontiac Vibe keys into two categories:

  1. No programming needed (Non-transponder keys).
  2. Keys that need 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

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

X217/TR47.

 

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

Car key coding machines

Car key coding machines

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.

TOY44D-PT.

 

Q: I have a Pontiac Vibe key and would like to get a keyless entry system to unlock all doors as well. Can you tell me which one I should get? Will it need to be programmed and can I program it myself or not?

A: Pontiac Vibe has one option for keyless entry system. 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 information relevant to the Pontiac Vibe entry system.

 

Keyless entry information for the Pontiac Vibe:

Keyless entry information Pontiac Vibe

Keyless entry information Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac Vibe has one keyless entry remote. Choose the year of your car:

1996-2000: GQ43VT14T

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