This is true. I was incomplete in my response. You need to go to the dealer or find a locksmith that can service the GM Pass Key III+ system. These keys have a "+" mark at the base near the plastic end.Jake_99 said:The key has to be programmed. I don't think anyone can do that but the dealer so I doubt anyone sells them outside a GM dealership.
The new age of high tech...they gotcha by da b..lls
Since I'm the main driver of the Enclave, I hide the second supplied key inside. Now, If I can just remember to not lock my cell phone inside! :banghead: :happy:PrairieWind said:Now, with OnStar, it may be worth the security risk (and the $40) to have a spare ignition key hidden somewhere INSIDE the car.
I did/do this all the time with my Expedition. But I don't need Onstar, I have a keypad on the door. If your key is locked it the car, what's the chances you remembered your phone?! Call the keypad guady, I call it practical. Why carry a FOB or key if you don't have to - AND - both you and your significant other can get to the car and USE it without both having to have a spare key/fob on you. I can't count how many times I've gone out the Acadia, only to return to get the KEY. I feel like I have a TV without a remote...PrairieWind said:Note that an OnStar advisor can unlock the car, but can't START it for you. So a non-programmable key that just opens the door is no bargain. As I understand it, if you are on the road alone some dark and stormy night and lose your only key, you'll need an open dealership to get underway again.
Remember "hide-a-key" magnetic hey boxes? Trouble was, there were only a limited number of places to hide the key on the car. Now, with OnStar, it may be worth the security risk (and the $40) to have a spare ignition key hidden somewhere INSIDE the car.
Just noticed this post, Tralfaz. I was looking for a key blank without a chip... locksmiths don't seem to have them... Could it be I just picked the wrong locksmiths?Tralfaz said:It depends on whether you want to GET INTO the car or actually START and drive it. To run the vehicle, you'll need a Pass Key III blank, and you can only get those at a GM dealer. They run around $40. If you just want a "safe key" to get into the car, you don't need the chip and you can get one for under $10. I'd be very wary of buying something from Ebay to save $10 if you don't have any guarantee it will work; once you cut it, it's worthless if it doesn't work on your car.