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Hello, getting screwed by dealership. Help

Lost all my keys to my 2005 Honda Civic and dealership is asking $800 cad to get a new one.

I think they must have lost their minds. I have scoured the internet finding various fixes and solutions with people claiming $80-$180, but something really stinks about this over inflated estimate. Am I mad or are they trying to take me for all I'm worth?
 

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Lost keys. Key and key code for 2005 Honda civic

Lost keys to 2005 Honda Civic and need new ones. Dealer is asking $800 for new keys and they can suck eggs..
Just need to know what type of key blank is required and where do I find my key code as I need the code?

The locksmiths say it should be costing anywhere from $100-$180 to get this done.
 

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Lost keys to 2005 Honda Civic and need new ones. Dealer is asking $800 for new keys and they can suck eggs..
Just need to know what type of key blank is required and where do I find my key code as I need the code?

locksmiths seem to have a more realistic number of about $100-$180 to get this done.
 

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Hey,

Unfortunately had the same situation before. Here is some useful information that’s helped me save a lot of time and money. Hope it will help you as well:
I guess there is a huge difference between different keys, models, etc.

Also locksmiths and dealers charge different amounts for the very same key.
It helped me save a lot of money (more than $150).

Generally speaking, to get a replacement key, you have three options:

1.Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for cars. Here is a phone number for a company that have many different locations and locksmiths: 800-223-1453. I think they work all around the US but not sure. Give them a call and ask.
2.Tow the car to the dealer.
3.Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).

Here is the link to read more:

If you do call a locksmith or the dealer, don’t forget to mention some important information so they will check if they have the key blank and the necessary tools to code you the new key:
1.Year, make and model of the car
2.Your exact location including street address and zip (for the locksmith to find you easily)
3.VIN number of the car located on the dashboard – very important
4.Make sure you can show them proof of ownership – otherwise they will not make you a new replacement key.

Regarding the cost, it really depends on the type of key you had.
There are 3 main types of keys:
Non-chip keys: for older models (mostly 2000 and older)
Transponder chip keys – these types of keys must be coded on site with a special machine, otherwise the car wont start. These are more expensive to make
Key fob – push to start – these are the most expensive types of keys. Mostly made for models made after 2015.
The average cost is somewhere between $200-$460. It also depends on your location, time of day, weekend, etc etc.
Here is the link for some additional information:

good luck!
 
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