noddaz
noddaz Reader
9/12/12 7:25 a.m.

How would I bypass a transponder key? a key priced at $80.88 plus programming is ridiculous... There has to be a way around this... This is a car I am considering buying for my Wife and I know I will need extra keys... Nuff' said.

Travis_K
Travis_K SuperDork
9/12/12 10:19 a.m.

Buy an older car? $80 is cheap for a newer key, there are some that cost almost $2000.

cwh
cwh PowerDork
9/12/12 10:27 a.m.

I rented a Jetta last week. On the key chain was a warning that a replacement key was 200.00. I was careful.

noddaz
noddaz Reader
9/12/12 10:30 a.m.
Travis_K wrote: Buy an older car? $80 is cheap for a newer key, there are some that cost almost $2000.

Trying to replace the Wife's appliance. And this Max looks like a good deal. However, the key issue bugs me... And I would like a way around it, if possible.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar UltraDork
9/12/12 10:37 a.m.

deal with it. the car is worth it, but there's no way around that i'm aware of.

noddaz
noddaz Reader
9/12/12 11:00 a.m.

In reply to belteshazzar:

Thank you anyway...

EvanB
EvanB UberDork
9/12/12 11:28 a.m.

You could see if you could get some regular key blanks without the transponder cut. Then tape the original key inside the steering column cover.

EvanB
EvanB UberDork
9/12/12 11:28 a.m.

And yes, $80 is cheap for a transponder key. The easy way is to not loose the key.

belteshazzar
belteshazzar UltraDork
9/12/12 12:27 p.m.
noddaz wrote: In reply to belteshazzar: Thank you anyway...

no really. if you find a way to circumvent the engine immobilizer on a late model nissan, you'll have really done something.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy SuperDork
9/12/12 1:40 p.m.

You have one transponder key that works? Tape it near the antenna ring and use standard keys instead.

4g63t
4g63t HalfDork
9/12/12 2:03 p.m.

I lost both the immobilizer key and the RKE fob on my 02 Galant that little promenade cost me 400 bucks I should know better

GTwannaB
GTwannaB Reader
9/12/12 3:53 p.m.
cwh wrote: I rented a Jetta last week. On the key chain was a warning that a replacement key was 200.00. I was careful.

Same here, only the bastards put two sets of keys on mine. So if I lost them it would have been twice as much.

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