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Old 12-14-2007, 01:27 PM   #1
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I cant find my car's keys, been looking for them for 2 weeks. I even had 2 pairs, Idk where they went.
What should I do?
Call Mazda?

Sorry for the dumb question but I'm getting stressed out and cant sleep.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:29 PM   #2
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open the yellowpages and look for locksmiths. Some can create a new key by.. well I don't know how they do it but some can without having one to copy from.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:30 PM   #3
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Bring your title and license to the closest dealer. They should be able to cut a key for you. Just give the dealer a call first to make sure they have the blank key in stock (I had to wait 3 days to have my dealer get me a spare key).
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my car came with 7 extra keys
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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Ok, I called my Mazda Dealer and they'll do it for $30.

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Old 12-14-2007, 01:44 PM   #6
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$30 for a key? Call a different dealer. I think mine was $7.
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:04 PM   #7
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well I don't know how they do it but some can without having one to copy from.
you get the key code from the vin number, then just cut it from the code. we pay $10 to have a key cut from a code at work.
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Old 12-14-2007, 07:55 PM   #8
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Remove the lock cylinder and go BRB. Just make sure (unlike me) that you have some sort of theft prevention somewhere like a hidden switch...
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I would talk to Ilovetruenos he was an expert on this
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$30 for a key? Call a different dealer. I think mine was $7.
I think $30 to pull a VIN and cut from a code it is reasonable at a dealership.
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Old 12-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #11
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Well, I wouldn't, considering
  • how simple this key is
  • my dealer charged me $7
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Yea but look at how much it is to get another key on a car with transponders. Its just expensive from a dealership. It takes the parts dept less than 5 minutes to cut the key, and it takes me less than 5 minutes to program the transponder and the key fob, but we still charge over $100 along with everyone else. If yours only charges you $7 for your miata key thats great but most don't do it that cheap.
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Old 12-15-2007, 01:23 PM   #13
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$30 for a key? Call a different dealer. I think mine was $7.
I just called a different one and they want $13 for a Mazda key or $7 using a Mitsubishi key.
I gave them my vin # and they can do it.
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Yea but look at how much it is to get another key on a car with transponders. Its just expensive from a dealership. It takes the parts dept less than 5 minutes to cut the key, and it takes me less than 5 minutes to program the transponder and the key fob, but we still charge over $100 along with everyone else. If yours only charges you $7 for your miata key thats great but most don't do it that cheap.
I can get a gallon of milk at Kroger for $4.29. So that $100 includes the cost of a transponder and a fob? Wow, how incredibly relevant to what it costs to cut a key for a 90 miata which doesn't have either of those things and doesn't require programming. Your transponder OTM key will do about as much to start this guy's car as a gallon of milk.

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I just called a different one and they want $13 for a Mazda key or $7 using a Mitsubishi key.
I gave them my vin # and they can do it.
There ya go.
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Yeah, the mazda dealership here charges $7 as well.
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I can get a gallon of milk at Kroger for $4.29. So that $100 includes the cost of a transponder and a fob? Wow, how incredibly relevant to what it costs to cut a key for a 90 miata which doesn't have either of those things and doesn't require programming. Your transponder OTM key will do about as much to start this guy's car as a gallon of milk.


There ya go.
Wow how incredibly revelant your milk is to what it costs to cut a key for a 90 miata.[/sarcasm] Its called an example.

After posting I knew I should have edited it to make more sense to you. I'll break it down more next time....
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