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Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: JPK
Date: February 13, 2018 04:44PM
After seeing the key fob post below, it made me think of this.

I only have one key and one fob for my 2007 Avalanche. The key is worn so much it will not open the door, but still works in the ignition. I use my fob to lock & unlock - but if my battery dies, it is break a window time - to get in.

I want to get a new key made, but not from my existing. My local dealer wants to charge me $125 to look up the key code PLUS $25 to cut a key.

If i had the codes, I can just get the key cut.

I am not a car thief or anything and can even provide a copy of registration or title.

Let me know if you can help!

Thanks,
JPK
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 13, 2018 06:47PM
Call GM w/ your VIN and ask nicely.
Go to a specialty locksmith and ask nicely; they can probably reverse engineer your existing key to get the code.
Find somebody that works at a GM dealership and ask nicely.
Find a *friendly* high end chop shop and ask nicely?
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 13, 2018 06:51PM
Get a second key fob and program it yourself. Register your vehicle on GM website and chat with a rep see if they can help you with that. Or get on a forum for Avalanches and ask there.
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: max
Date: February 13, 2018 07:03PM
You are overthinking this.
I bought the key for my 2007 Suburban at Home Depot for $35, walked out into the parking lot and programmed it in 2 minutes., The key fobs were about 10 bucks on Amazon.

Then I lost the car in the flood. I still have the key and the fobs...
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Carm
Date: February 13, 2018 07:08PM
Quick google search on various forums. Local locksmith would have a relationship with dealerships and ask for codes for you. They would need proof of ownership of course.
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 13, 2018 07:11PM
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JPK
I use my fob to lock & unlock - but if my battery dies, it is break a window time - to get in.

That will get you in, but I don't think you'll be able to shut off the alarm or start the car. Yeah - deal with this NOW.
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 13, 2018 07:51PM
If your metal key doesn't work in the door, you might want to also consider getting a new door lock.



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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: February 13, 2018 08:29PM
Why don't you get AND install a new battery today in your existing FOB?????????



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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: February 14, 2018 05:36AM
I agree with WHiiP - replacing the battery in your existing FOB is the cheapest option.
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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 14, 2018 01:15PM
It's a good idea to put a new battery in a fob every 3 years. I thought it was kind of strange that Home Depot ended up having the cheapest prices on single button batteries the last time I needed one.



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Re: Anyone work at a GM dealership?
Posted by: JPK
Date: February 15, 2018 09:40AM
FYI Key fob works fine. No problem with it.

The problem is with the key itself. It won't unlock the door because it is too worn out.

Thats why I need the key cutting code to make a new key - making a copy of a worn key that doesn't work won't help.

JPK
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