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Key by VIN

Please note: We do not cut, warranty, or program customer supplied blanks, chip keys, remotes, or key fobs.

We can come to you and make a key by the VIN number for the vehicles listed below. The vehicle will likely need to be programmed since most vehicles have transponder (chip) keys. The vehicle must be programmed with a special tool known as a TKO (Transponder Key Originator) that is plugged into the vehicle's diagnostic port.  We have this equipment at both of our locations. Usually this programming requires a PIN which is obtained at the time of purchase of new key.  If your vehicle requires a PIN (most do), we have access to the manufacturer's computer systems (the same ones that the dealers have) and can get the PIN without going to the dealer by using the VIN for the vehicle.

Our agreements with the vehicle manufacturers require you to sign a release form that gives us the authorization from you to access the PIN codes and programming information for your vehicle from the manufacturer's database and generate a key using your VIN, and certifies that you are the owner of the vehicle. We are required to visually inspect the VIN on the vehicle and check the registration against a Photo ID before making the key.   Proof of ownership is required as is a photo ID matching the registration.  This process may take up to 1 hour to perform all the steps to program the vehicle. The factory designs the programming process to be slow so thieves can't just reprogram your vehicle and steal it quickly.  Keys that require a PIN code, key code or in-vehicle programming will not be made under any circumstances without the release form being signed.  This release form is filed at our office and is subject to audit by the vehicle manufacturers.

VIN Lookup Year Ranges
Acura: 1991 - PresentLexus: 1989 - Present
Buick: 1985 - PresentLincoln: 1998 - Present
Cadillac: 1985 - PresentMazda: 1998 - Present
Chevrolet: 1985 - PresentMercury: 1998 - Present
Chrysler: 1996 - PresentMitsubishi: 1995 - Present
Dodge: 1996 - PresentNissan: 1998 - Present
Ford: 1998 - PresentOldsmobile: 1985 - Present
GMC: 1985 - PresentPlymouth: 1996 - Present
Honda: 1991 - PresentPontiac: 1985 - Present
Hummer: 1985 - PresentSaturn: 1985 - Present
Hyundai: 1996 - PresentScion: 1989 - Present
Infiniti: 1998 - PresentSubaru: 2000 - Present
Jeep: 1996 - PresentSuzuki: All Years
Kia: 2004 - PresentToyota: 1989 - 2015


Please note that purchases of keys made by VIN code are non refundable.  Keys cut by VIN are tested in front of the customer to make sure they work, we do not charge the key by VIN lookup fee if the key doesn't work.
We charge a $59.95 service call and $129.95 for standard transponder keys that require in-vehicle programming using the TKO.  If your key contains remote buttons or needs to be special ordered from the factory, the prices may be higher - we will inform you of the price once we know what kind of vehicle you have before we begin making the key.  In very rare cases, we may need to remove the door lock or trunk lock to make the key if the code is not available, this is an additional charge.

Important Note:

Please note that we cannot cut, program, or warranty customer provided remotes, fobs, keys, or key blanks that are not purchased from us, give out key codes or PIN codes, or access the factory databases without a signed release form. Our agreements with the manufacturers prohibit us from providing the PIN, key code and programming information to the public. 

If you have replaced your vehicle locks, transponders, immobilizer, or ignition control modules with parts not installed by the factory (at a junkyard, auto parts store, mechanic, locksmith, etc.) the above PIN/programming lookup process will not work (as we can't look up your information, and the factory info for your vehicle will not match the aftermarket parts) and we cannot make a key for the vehicle. We do not under any circumstances mail keys made by this process or make keys for a third party.

To learn more, call us today at 317-783-3861 or email us.