How do I duplicate a car remote?

Can I duplicate my car remote? I want to create a second car remote so my wife can use it.

Answer
“The easiest way to duplicate your car remote is to go to the dealer and buy one. However, this will cost you $200 or more.
The good part about remotes from a dealership is they are often covered under your warranty or insurance in the event they are stolen or malfunctioning.
A cheaper option is to get a programmable car remote for $20 to $50. Then, you can program it by doing the following:
  • Open the driver’s side door, press the unlock button, and put the new key in the ignition.
  • Turn the key from the off to on position eight times within 10 seconds.
  • Press any of the buttons on the new remote within 20 seconds.
These directions will work with most duplicates, but check the instructions just to make sure.
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 30, 2021
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