Ouch is all I can say. I bought an 'extra' key for my car when I bought the car from an Ebay source. I think it cost me $50 if I remember correctly, 5 years ago. I had it programmed for free by my local dealer. But you had a major melt down apparently with the whole kit going. I think Stealerships always charged an arm and a leg for those parts. Unfortunately, though, I don't think you had much of a choice. I told you my Stealershiip issue with getting my sunroof repaired (3 visits and >$350). I think it's like 'dues' that we all get bent over at least once in any car ownership. Sigh.