Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern California
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You don't need a device or software to program remotes...you never have...that is a lie that the dealers have propigated, since the 90s when keyless entry became popular,to charge another fee. There are ample videos on youtube to show how its done.
I just purchased two generic remotes on ebay for $7 a pair and programed them with nothing but the ignition key.
The newer vehicles that have no real key probably require more of an interface...but I won't own one anyway...I have a problem with control...and authority...I f I am going to purchase a vehicle, I will control it not the dealer or manufacturer.
Agree with the remotes, but you do need to have the key programmed to the car, even if it isn't keyless. There is a small transponder chip imbedded in the key that needs to communicate with the car. if you want to program one key you need to have all of the keys, since the programming erases any previous programming. This does not require the dealer, but it is not something you can do on your own. Most good locksmiths can do it, they charge $35-45 to do it (in addition to the cost of the key).
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