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Old 04-06-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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I am far from being a STEALER. I just don't see why the dealers force us to buy these things. I've been driving since I was 16 (I'm 46 now) and have never had a car stolen from me in all of the years that I was driving with the keys made the old way. It just seems like another excuse to jack the prices up.
M3 Mitch meant STEALER as in stealership (car dealership).
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Meeami
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You didnt lock yourself out, any locksmith could get you in if you had. You lost not one, but both keys that came with the car i suppose. (maybe even 3, the valet key which starts the car, but dont open the trunk).
Now the dealership has to look up by vin which key blank to give you, cut it and a have a tech program it to your car. (you should also have them kill the other 2 keys on the car, and just have this one be live if you dont actually possess any of them.
They required you to buy computer keys because honda was tired of being at the top of the list for stolen cars several years in a row, now they are that much harder to steal. (which actually COSTS honda money... im sure they did pretty well selling the parts to put all the 95-96 accords back together with). Most other brands have gone the same direction and yes it sucks paying $100 plus for a key.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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One convenience of the electronic keys is that any dealership can have you a new key in 5 minutes.

I'm surprised your Honda key costs more than a Mercedes key.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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One convenience of the electronic keys is that any dealership can have you a new key in 5 minutes.

I'm surprised your Honda key costs more than a Mercedes key.
The local San Diego Honda wanted to charge me $102 for Labor + $60 for parts. That is why I am so upset.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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I am far from being a STEALER. I just don't see why the dealers force us to buy these things. I've been driving since I was 16 (I'm 46 now) and have never had a car stolen from me in all of the years that I was driving with the keys made the old way. It just seems like another excuse to jack the prices up.
I'm saying the quote is from a Honda dealer (stealer). Stealer = Dealer who charges too much.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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The local San Diego Honda wanted to charge me $102 for Labor + $60 for parts. That is why I am so upset.
Like I said, call a locksmith. Again, I am reasonably certain you can get a "dumb" key that won't start the car, but will unlock the door.

You can hide one or more "dumb" keys somewhere on the car, these will let you get out of a lock-out situation but won't let a thief start the car if said thief finds them.

Are you in San Diego or San Antonio?
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