Price of spare key for an 03 civic

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  1. Chris90210

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    OK so i got the car but they only had 1 key :ugh: when i get the title in i will try to call the previous owners and ask them if they have the other still but if they do not how much will it cost to have other made? I was told @ the dealership $15 (when i bought the car and that wasn't by the parts dept. just a salesmen) I have been told by friends $60-100. Anyone have any experience in this area?
     
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    2 dollars.
     
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    $1.79 for a standard metal key, or $1.99 for a rubber-head key to match the OEM one.
     
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    I have a 2003 Honda Civic EX with 2 keys and a Valet key, but they did tell me when I bought it back in '03 that they were $75 a piece.
     
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    they require special keys nigga
     
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    silver coupe 03?
     
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    Yep.
     
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    my ex had a 2004 civic and we cut a rubber-head key for $1.99... Didn't have a transponder key.

    Maybe there was an option for a transponder key from the factory, but her's didn't have it.

    Only way it'd cost more is if it was a transponder key... And they have transponder-blanks for $15-20 aftermarket that work fine with factory systems.
     
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    :wavey: same here

    I was told by quite a few people to just get them from the dealership because of problems with the aftermarket ones. :dunno:
     
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    do what you like, but your AV sums up what will happen to you on pricing.

    Go to a local locksmith and they can check if it has a transponder. If not, then it's a cheap <$2 key. If it does, then at least you know and you can evaluate your options.
     
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    It is a transponder key. Even if you go to a dealer you will probably get an aftermarket key. A genuine Honda key will requrire the vehicle to be pulled into the shop to program the key, and will therefore cost more.
     
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    wrong. Transponder keys work by each key having a set RFID from the factory. Regardless of what key you get (aftermarket or factory) the RFID is already set. You place the vehicle into programming mode (which can always be done with a factory code scanner, and sometimes can be done with an obscure procedure involving the doorlocks and ignition switch -- like my GMC where you hold the driver's side unlock button and cycle the ignition 5 times then release the lock button and the car locks and unlocks twice rapidly to confirm programming mode. start the vehicle to exit programming mode) Once in programming mode, you can have the car's ECU learn the RFIDs...

    The only other alternative would be to use the factory code scanner to manually enter the RFID into it's table.
     
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    $150 2 keys they have to be programmed woot
     
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    i am a tech at a Honda dealership. We use only OEM Honda keys. You can get a cheap key that only opens the locks, it will even turn the car over but it won't start it due to the immobilizer. If you want one to start the car you'll have to pay for the expensive one. We charge .5 hours to program the key, that comes out to about $45 just for my labour. which i am assuming they are factoring into the price of the key.
     
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    yep thats what the honda dealership told me too when i went to find out the prices
     

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