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I have just bought my second nissan Note, (1.6 acenta R auto petrel). Unfortunately there is only one key, and i have just been told it will be £210.00 for a new one from a Nissan dealer.Anybody got any ideas about reducing this?. It would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I needed one for a Focus a few years back, managed to buy a key quite cheap on ebay but still had to take it to Fords and pay for them to program it up. Only an hours labour mind so you might want to see if they can do that?

My mate had an Alfa with only one key and it cost his a few hundred as they needed to ship one in from Italy!
 

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I've just spoken to our local auto locksmith about ign. key for a Note. He said: "Not sure. Bring it in and we'll put it in the machine which will tell us 'Yes' or 'No'. If it's no then you'll have to go to a dealer and they rip you off." Sorry I can't give more hope than that.
 

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i was told by my local locksmith that they could do it but would need to remove the dashboard to get to the computer which is under the stereo, they need to get the code number that is written on the side of the computer box to code a new key,


overall cost would be about £110 but i dont want novices ripping my car apart so im just gonna live with the 1 key



i also read on a ebay site about a firm based in manchester who would do it but again would need the car for some time, im guessing it would be the same sort of thing



seems that car manufacturers are locking this money making scam down as tight as they can, all in the name of security it would appear
 

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Hi Paperman, i was told just go to your local lock specialist, i did, they slotted it in there little machine and oh no, your local nissan dealer will have to do it. Ive'd booked it in next week. £225. what can you do!
 

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My wife lost my car keys and my insurance was going to have all my locks changed but I would have to pay a third towards it! I was lucky as my keys turned up and all was well. However I did discover that if your keys or even a single key is missing you may not be covered for theft of the vehicle. My Sister in law bought a car from a Ford dealer a two year old Ford Fiesta and was given only one key. The car was stolen the following evening this is a true story. My Sister in law was informed sometimes this happens as a scam is going on with some staff selling on keys and informing of the sale of the car to potential thieves nothing was ever proved and her insurance company did not pay out... ...yes this really did happen so be aware of one key cars!
 
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