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Old 01 Nov 2011, 04:01 am
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Default I lost my only key to my 2001 honda civic what are my options?

I lost my only key to my 2001 honda civic what are my options?
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 04:16 am
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A locksmith and about $50. They can come tap out a new key for you in about 5 minutes. They will want proof you own the car, either before or immediately after they make the key registration or insurance, or they aren't supposed to hand the key over.
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 04:31 am
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take the vehicle identification number and proof of ownership to a Honda dealer. they can make a new key for you from the information that is stored in the Honda database. its the cheapest way to do it; much less expensive than having a locksmith come out.

if the registration is locked in the car and you didn't buy the car from your local honda dealer you may have to tow the car to the dealer. not a problem if you have AAA or similar.

hope that helps
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Old 01 Nov 2011, 04:46 am
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2001 Civic keys have a chip inside it that prevents someone from just cutting a key and driving away in your car. This helps prevent theft, but in your case it makes it more difficult to get back on the road.

Check with a local locksmith first, as some of them can program the keys on the spot. If not, you'll have to tow the car to a Honda dealer and have them make a key and then program it to the car.

Also, if you end up finding the lost key, you'll probably have to take it and have it programmed to the car, as it will be most likely be erased from the car's memory when they make a new key.
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