Evoforce wrote:I went to a local locksmith after buying a used one on EBay for $45+ a new blank key for $6. The cost for programming was $65.
You are welcome! Good luck! I know you will be enjoying your Leaf!Sblessley wrote:Evoforce wrote:I went to a local locksmith after buying a used one on EBay for $45+ a new blank key for $6. The cost for programming was $65.
I did the same thing - Ebay-wise; probably should have been more diligent searching for Locksmiths - the 1st two couldn't do the job, and when I finally got in touch with the 3rd, he wouldn't attempt it unless it was original (like, in original packaging) because "if it was programmed before sometimes they lock them and they can't be programmed again". I hadn't heard of that scenario, but it was a mobile locksmith and I can understand him not wanting to drive to our place just to find out he couldn't get his fee. Your fee (EvoForce) is more what I expected - although what I paid was a good deal less than other folks replying.
Sblessley wrote:First post... please be gentle
Bought a 2014 Leaf off-lease, great deal but just one key fob supplied. We bought another on Ebay ($50, key not cut). Then our local dealership charged us an hour of labor ($125) to program it, and had the nerve to tack on a $12 "parts" charge for the key (which I supplied). They're now doing the post-appointment follow-up and my inclination is to read them the riot act. Yes, I understand "the computer has to be connected" (Service Rep's words) - but I'm thinking this is a portable programming device that plugs into the ODBII connector or the like. as I've seen for other vehicles. Can it require more than 15 minutes, really?
So I'd appreciate anyone that knows the procedure and how long it takes. I've searched and looked at the 5 posts I found here, but most of them address dead batteries.
P.S. The bulletin board system added the ebay link - no idea what it points to.