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kabob said:
The dealership, dude.
:agreed:

And take every key to the car with you. They have to program them all at once. You don't wanna keep making multiple trips and paying multiple times.

I know I bought two of the transponder keys on eBay, took those and the one other key I had, Mitsu did them for $40 (for the batch, not each).
 

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i was able to get that done
to a car at the locksmith who
sold the tranponder keys,
he cut them and programmed
the car.
(for what ever it's worth)
 

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how do they do it? is there anyway you can do it yourself?

Maybe a way similar to programming the remote?
 

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Chase2000GT said:
how do they do it? is there anyway you can do it yourself?

Maybe a way similar to programming the remote?
To my knowledge, there is no way to do it yourself unless YOU are a locksmith with the correct equipment.

Additionally, not all locksmiths have the equipment to program these keys.

So as far as I can see, your two choices are: Dealership, or Properly equipped locksmith.

It really is worth it though just to have the spare key. Considering it costs $60 and up for someone to let you into your car, $40 for spare keys seems like a bargain to me. :dunno:
 

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Edit: works only in 2002 or newer:sad:
Customer Key Programming

You can program new keys to the system if you have two valid
(already registered) keys by doing the following:

1. Insert the first valid key into the ignition and turn the ignition
to the "ON" position for 5 seconds.

2. Turn the ignition to the "OFF" position and remove the first key.

3. Insert the second valid key and switch the ignition to the "ON"
position within 7 seconds. Theft-alarm indicator will blink twice.
Turn the ignition to the "OFF" position and remove the second
key.

4. Insert a blank (transponder) key, specially cut for your vehicle
into the ignition and switch the ignition to the "ON" position
within 7 seconds.
The theft-alarm indicator will come on for about 3 seconds when
the registration is completed.
If an error occurs, the indicator will blink 3 times.

5. If you want to register additional keys, repeat step 4 within 30
seconds after the theft-alarm indicator flashes in step 3.
 

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Budd is right. I think some lock smiths can program keys from what i have been told. I just know if you stick a key in the ignition that has been cut but not programmed then you will be calling a tow truck. It will trip the immobilizer and the computer will think the steering column is being tampered with.
 

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It is not a good idea to program a new key on your own, it is always best to talk to your dealer regarding this matter.
 
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