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Old 12 Dec 2012, 09:01 pm
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Default What to do if my honda civic 2011 got broken into and they stole the valet key?

Stolen valet key
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 09:18 pm
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The Valet key is worthless. It should be voided and not included with any car.
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 09:32 pm
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leaving a valet key in your car is like parking it in front of your garage with your garage door opener sitting in site..... best thing to be safe... change your door locks and forget about using valet keys the next time. consider it a lesson paid for a learned the hard way.
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Old 12 Dec 2012, 09:47 pm
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Your key has two functions.

1) The mechanical part that physically turns the locks in the car.

You would need to rekey the locks to keep the missing key from working.

2) The electronic part.

Your keys have a transponder chip inside the key that

communicates with the immobilizer system and allows the car to start.

It's expensive to rekey all the locks on the car.

A less expensive alternative would be to erase the missing key

and reprogram the keys you have.

That way the missing key could still be used to unlock the door,

but would not start the car anymore.

Talk to a local automotive locksmith about your options.

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