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Old 09-07-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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Default Replacement Key for older Buick?

I just bought a 1999 Buick Regal- it was a very good deal, and the car was very well kept. The only problem... I only have a key for the ignition, and a button keychain for the auto-locks and trunk, and there is supposed to be another key to open the glovebox, the trunk, and the back seat-to-trunk passthrough- I dont have it, and the dealer doesn't either (he bought the car at auction, so did not ever deal with the original owners). Does anyone know if I can get the key from Buick, maybe with my VIN #? It's not a huge inconvenience, so I probably would not pay to have those things re-keyed, but if anyone knows how I might get a copy of the original key... that would be nice..
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Earth
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If it's a standard key and not one of those expensive chipped keys, about any lock smith can make you one.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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If it's a standard key and not one of those expensive chipped keys, about any lock smith can make you one.
My G/F's 1999 Chevy Lumina has a chipped key; we took her original and had one made (using a genuine GM blank) for $25 at Ace Hardware.

Ao for a door/trunk key: they are the traditional ones that hail for at least 1969 so having a locksmith making another should be no drama.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:49 PM
 
Location: south central Pa
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You can get a trunk/door key cut at your local GM dealer with the VIN number ,but you will need proof of ownership (title) and photo Id. This is a requirement that GM requires of all its dealerships ,to keep a record of who is getting keys cut by VIN.
There have been incidents of keys cut for people that didn't own the car but said they did.
I (a GM Parts Manager) charge between $12-15 for a VIN cut non chip key.
I have been told a locksmith is more..
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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have no chipped key to my 1997 mustang heard I can get one programmed and maid at ace hardware
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:23 PM
 
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[quote=crcif;8908971]have no chipped key to my 1997 mustang heard I can get one programmed and made at ace hardware for around 70 bucks
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Old 05-21-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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A really good professional locksmith can probably look up the key code using the VIN.

Being an old car guy, to me 1999 is not that old.

The key you are missing would not have a chip.

It may be possible for a locksmith to "impression" the existing locks with a blank.

Just find yourself a good locksmith - although, the dealer should be able to help you out too. If not - Keep his cluelessness in mind when you need other service...
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