Originally Posted by VEGAS
You have no choice but the locksmith...
ALL makers of cars make the dealerships use the 10 year or 7 year policy not to sell a new car, but to keep inventory at a certain level.
If your part is 10+ years old, 99% of the time its Junkyard or Autozone...
Can you imagine if I went to a dealer and had a fit over Ford not having a Key for a Model T in stock?? hahahah
BUY your keys on eBay then give them to the locksmith, GET 3 keys Total..
He will use a cheapo key to get the right fit from the door, then transfer that to the ignition, then program the keys
Understood, but its not about keeping stock. As far as I understand, they have the tumbler codes and input that into the machine that spits out the key.
Even if they don't want to keep blanks, how much data and trouble is it to give me the tumbler codes so I can get a key made somewhere else.