Whoever needs a key, there are a few on e bay right now. Here is a link to one:
As you know, they're expensive from the dealer. Also, you really should have a third key so that you can program it yourself. Keys can't be self programmed if you only have one working key...You need to have two working keys to do so.
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A couple weeks ago I picked up a blank RFID key for about $18.00 on ebay (shipping included) after someone posted a link to it. A quick search should be able to find them.
It doesn't have the RKE (remote keyless entry) transmitter, but if it's only being used as an emergency backup or for programming new keys, etc. you don't really need the transmitter. Once I got the key itself cut at a local hardware store, it took less than 2 minutes to program.
The only problems with it are that when you open the driver's door using the cylinder lock it sets off the factory alarm (which can be shut off immediately by turning the car on), and the dash display will give you a "RKE battery low" warning because it doesn't detect the transmitter. Other than that, it works perfectly.
Regardless of which type you get, it's good to have three programmed keys just in case something happens to one.
Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out.
Last edited by Woelf; 11-23-2005 at 11:54 AM.