where is the cheapest place to get a key made?

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  1. mrazndead

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    so the key for our cars have a chip. at home depot they can do it for 80 bucks.

    where can i get a key with chip cheaply made? do those ebay keys actually work?
     
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    Yes the ebay keys work. I have three of them.
    Bought them off ebay, got them cut at the hardware store. Then programmed them myself.
     
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    how do you program them yourself?
     
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    If you've got 2 keys that work, you can do them yourself, I think the instructions are in the owner's manual. Only got one, then a locksmith or dealer will have to program it to the vehicle
     
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    i only have one working factory key.

    so that means I have to goto a locksmith to get it made?

    Home depot sounded like they can get it made too. they have keys with chips there.

    With only one key, I cant buy the chipped key on ebay and bring it to home depot?
     
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    I only needed 1 working programmed key.
    And I've programmed 3 additional keys that I purchased off ebay and got cut at true value off that key.
     
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    bannger can you please shed some light?

    how did you do that? also can you provide link to the ebay key?

    i've read a few places, and in the owners manual that you need 2 working keys.

    how did you manage to make it work with only 1 key?


    local lock smith is going to cost 75 bucks. dealership said 200.
     
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    First thing I've done on my last 3 vehicles ( Enclave, Expedition, T-Bird) was buy a cheap key on Ebay, get it cut at my local locksmith, program it myself, and put it up for a spare. I've always had to have 2 keys to program the spare key except a 2001 Toyota Spyder.
     
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    97 expeditions need one key to program. 98 and up need two keys.
     
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    +1

    Sorry for the confusion guys.
     

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