[NSW] Replacement Car Keys (Toyota $140, Mazda $180, Ford $120) @ Keymart (Camden)

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I have been after making a spare key for Corolla 2018 for the past few weeks, I was getting quotes from $240 to 300 and $550 from Toyota but this guy located in Camden did it for $140.Just try this guy if you after a spare key. He is located in Camden, Sydney.
I didn't ask him about warranty but he told me it comes with 12 months warranty and he asked my email id. I wasn't expecting an invoice but he sent to me.

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  • -1 vote

    If you are after just a key cut, don't haven it cut at the shop, it may not be 100% perfect. Your key will get stuck in the ignition. Just transfer your original key to a new housing.

    Online Shop KEYYOU 2 3 BUTTON REMOTE KEY FOB CASE For TOYOTA CAMRY RAV4 Corolla PRADO YARIS

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32970632464.html

    • +2 votes

      You understand that this says its just the shell and button.

      There is NO interior (remote/electronics/transponder chip)unit inside.

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      You probably need to transfer the electronics as well (usually pretty easy, just a single circuit board). For some key models you can get a new circuit board, but then will need to program it for your car; this process can vary considerably. In addition to the radio for unlocking the car, there is a seperate chip for the engine immobiliser which needs to be programmed separately.

      Also, there are places on AliExpress that will cut a new key blade for you based on a photo of your old key for less than $10. I did that once, worked perfectly.

      • +3 votes

        I really find the down vote game now here at Ozbargain really strange. I wasnt criticising the post, all I did was highlight one of the conditions from the actual listing itself.

        So that anyone interested would know what they were buying.

        While personally I dont care, voting down can hide a post, so hiding what the seller themselves says achieves what?

        Likewise your post adds more info like ability to make a key from a photo. 👍

  • +28 votes

    I have enquired to 15 people and No one quoted me below $240.even I have checked oz bargain but no luck. I thought it's worth sharing.for may self I have saved more than $100.

    • +1 vote

      I got a key for my Toyota for 60$.
      50 for the key and 10 for cutting. Programmed the key by myself.

      • +2 votes

        Yeah these prices are a total scam. For many brands you can program the transponder yourself.

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        What's the equipments to program key? Thanks.

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          Some vehicles require you to press a number of random cabin buttons while having the key in various positions in the car, I'm sure I did this 20 years ago with a vehicle I once coded a new key to.

        • +4 votes

          You don't need any special equipment. e.g. My car is a 2007 corolla hatch. I programmed the remote using this method.

          1.  Open Driver side door
            
          2.  Put the Original key in and out of ignition 2 times
            
          3.  Close and open driver door 2 times
            
          4.  Original Key in and out once
            
          5.  Shut and open door twice
            
          6.  Close door
            
          7.  Turn ignition on
            
          8.  Turn ignition off and remove key
            
          9.  Door locks will cycle
            
          10. Press lock and unlock together for 1s then lock button

          (To delete remotes turn the key on and off 5 times, door locks will cycle 5 times. Turn the key on then off. Open shut door)

          1. Locks will cycle, put key in ignition turn to on then off

          2. Remove key from ignition, close door and test remote

          (copied from the key seller's ebay listing)

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    Free for Holden?

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    Thanks appreciated your effort.OP you are correct this price is a bargain.This price is difficult to find to be honest ad i have checked from a number of places.

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    Is this cut to key code or cut as a duplicate to a worn existing key?

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    PRV in Mascot NSW, charge $75 for a transponder key for most brands
    Only issue is that they are not open on weekends (and the rozelle office closed)

    http://car-keys.com.au/product-category/toyota-remote-keys/

    • +2 votes

      I have tried them, they quoted me 280

    • +1 vote

      The website you link to says $75 is for non remotre "options"

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        Yes key only not fib, could be useful for someone who doesn't need the fib, mind you it's the fob that goes usually

        • +1 vote

          A key without a transponder, will only unlock the doors (assuming the car was manufactured in the past 20 years) which is the same task that the remote usually performs (it unlocks the central locking mechanism)

          The transponder (the small security chip in the image ) is what allows you to start the car. You don’t need the fob

          The full key cost you posted is a great price. I am just highlighting that if your only needing this as a spare there are cheaper options. Eg As a surfing key

          Car tech varies by manufacturer. So search google to ensure this holds for your model

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    This is one place where Tesla is cheaper. $38 for 2 keycards

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    I thought they just punch in a code and cut the key

    https://www.lockchangelocksmiths.com.au/jobs/logan/yarrabilb...

  • +3 votes

    I had my 2011 Corolla key cut with transponder for $75 from www.autokeymaster.com.au in Eastwood, remote needs an extra $50, bros can get a quote from them to see if it's cheaper.

  • +1 vote

    Some or most Toyotas will program a new key itself. Plenty of how to's on the net regardless of the key cutter kiosk telling you it does not work. I have done it and it does work.

  • +2 votes

    Got a key cut from Mr Minit once and it wouldn't fit properly and I must have forced it a little which stuffed up my ignition. Thought there goes a few hundred bucks I recked my car. But then found some info online and dismantled my whole ignition and picked fixed the picks (little metal bits) on it. Now works like a charm since. Saved me some dosh. True story…:)

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    I buy the Toyota key and transponder from ebay $40. My local Chinese locksmith cuts the key for $25. It needs a little adjustment and filing to fit. Program transponder ya self.

  • +1 vote

    I have 2011 Toyota Corolla and found an aftermarket key which includes the transponder. Cost of the blank key is $46.95 with the only caveat being that you have to get the key cut.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Transponder-Remote-Car-key-Suita...

    Found a locksmith in Sydney CBD that also uses laser engraving which is mirrored against your factory key for the perfect cut. I've used him a few times and his prices are fair in my view.

    https://www.yellowpages.com.au/nsw/haymarket/farrer-john-142...

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    550 from Toyota, holy cow.

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    Has anyone had any experience with the VS - VZ Holden keys? Can the above method with Toyota key be applied with the Commodores? Or is it full external coding only

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    To be clear - there are 2 kinds of programming.

    1 - For the security transponder in the key - the shop can do this but you must have an old key.
    You can get keys cut from $100, probably even less now.

    2 - to use the remote door unlocker
    This was far more expensive when I was looking into it (July 2019), because each key must be individually registered with your car.
    Easy enough to do yourself if you google it, but otherwise they need to go to your car to do the registration.
    Usually involves a sequence of weird events with the key near by
    - eg open left passenger door, flash lights, right indicator, close passenger door, all done!

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    Got a Mazda 6, which unfortunately needs 2 working keys to DIY program a new one (for the immobiliser chip) from what I've read
    Only got one :/

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    Good price, unfortunately more than 2 hours drive in total …

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    I'm glad my Supra does not have these stupid transponders and FOBs etc.

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    There are many ad in Facebook Marketplace saying car key cut and programmed for around $20. Don't know if those are reliable or real.

    • +1 vote

      It's real for corolla before 2016. I tried lot of people. That's why I shared this..This post gonna help someone later :)

  • +2 votes

    If the car is toyota, and push button, you can code this yourself with the "Toyota techstream" software via a OBD to USB connection that you buy off ebay for $5. I coded my toyota into a lexus smart key so I can just keep my key in my wallet and not having to carry anything with me at all.

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    these comments are stupid … i can get a key cut for my 2005 corolla for 20 bucks and program it myself …

    the op's car is 2018 … car security has changed alot in the past 20 years…

  • +4 votes

    While it is true some older cars can be programmed manually, the majority need specialist equipment to do so.

    There are also limitations on coding the transponder chip if you dont have all the original keys for Toyotas, and it is not at all possible for most cars without specialist equipment.

    Also a duplicated key should always be tested in the lock by the cutter to ensure the cut is accurate.

    Thanks Thomas for your recommendation - Ive been a little swamped with the messages through my web site however, but am slowly trying to get through them all.

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    That's a good price by the look of it. Job is pretty simple, longest bit is cutting the key. Had it done for my Prado while I watched. Basically plugged his code reader into the OBDII port, coded the new transponder, cut the key, checked it worked, handed over my dough and was on my way 15 minutes later. Most expensive part is the smart key itself, if "genuine".

  • +1 vote

    Good deal, especially considering how hard people get ripped off with such a simple part.

    For those interested, you can purchase Toyota (Denso) keys with transponder on eBay for about $35. Some are branded "generic/unbranded" but mine arrived with Toyota logo and Denso part numbers on it. They come with easy to follow instructions and you can get the transponder copied at your local locksmith as you get the key cut too for about $10-15.

    Happy to share the link to the item I purchased.

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    Please share the link.

  • -1 vote

    lol @ people who still use car keys in the 2020s.

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    I have an old camry 98 and it's remote isn't working. How can I check if the remote battery is dead or something else wrong.

    Also anywhere on eastern melb suburbs (box hill) where I can get a cheap remote replacement. Thanks for comments from Camry lovers.

    • +1 vote

      Probably battery. Open the fob and replace the battery for a few dollars or take it to a key cutter and they'll do it for you for 5x that.

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    my dual-is car key used to get stuck and now the central locking on the key fob doesn't work. Nissan quoted me $1300 to replace the ignition barrel. anyone know of a cheap good auto locksmith that can recondition the switch on the south side of Brisbane?

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    Still open at the moment despite the terrible situation we all find ourselves in. Extra precautions being taken in order to keep us all safe and minimise risks. Feel free to contact me through the web site. Spots also available this weekend. Thanks, Andrew

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