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Old 09-20-2006, 12:52 PM   #11
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well sounds like you have done most of what ya can do... change the locks.. will probbe a lil bit costly... and get a replacement key for the ign.

sorry to hear about your trouble...

off topic: we need to switch back to capital punisment. if you steal something you will get your hang cut off... they still do that in other countys (not sure about the hand deal) but they dont have to deal with thier stuff gettin stolen all the time... look at that one kid that spray painted cars and got like 6 or 7 lashes with that whip. that what we need to switch back to.. [/end rant]
Cutting limbs off is a bit too far, but lashes with a whip, now THATS something you would think about before stealing stuff!! Kids wouldnt be as bad as they are now.
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go to the dealer he will program new keys for your car and the old ones wont work its all good but expensive.
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go to the dealer he will program new keys for your car and the old ones wont work its all good but expensive.
That'* what I would also suggest. Then check with your insurance company and see how much of it they will cover.
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go to the dealer he will program new keys for your car and the old ones wont work its all good but expensive.
That'* what I would also suggest. Then check with your insurance company and see how much of it they will cover.
This is a result of a personal theft. I dont think they would cover it unless the car was stolen then recovered.
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I called a locksmith a little bit ago and got my options. They can reprogram my one remaining key and create a new one; this will make the stolen key useless as an ignition key, but will still work on all the exterior locks.

Option 2 is rekeying all the ext. locks. This will give me a separate key to open the doors with (wont be able to use the ignition key) and the theif wont be able to gain entry into the car at all. This costs more and I still only have 1 ignition key, but its safer.

Do you think I'd be able to still use my keyless entry fobs if they did either of these options? or can I reprogram the fobs myself? I forgot to ask the locksmith.

What would you do? my main worry is the theft of the vehicle, but I also dont want somebody else ever in my car, either....
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I'd get them all done. Exterior, Ignition, and keyless. Sure, they're after your money today. But they have your address and keys to your car. A year from now if stuff goes missing from your car, you'll be kicking yourself if you don't rekey all of it.

I don't know if a salvage yard might come in handy here. I once had a Honda CRX and the ignition key cylinder got worn out. A local salvage yard had a CRX with a key in the ignition cylinder, and I kid you not, it was keyed the same as mine, so I just swapped out the ignition cylinder and didn't even have to rekey the doors (The car only used one key for both ignition and door locks) -except that the passenger door on my CRX had been replaced from a collision, so I snagged the door locks too and made everything work.

Who knows, you might get lucky if you check a salvage yard. This might reduce the cost of re-keying your car using a locksmith, to just having a car repair shop swap the parts. I don't know if this will be a problem with the VATS or if you'd need to have that reprogrammed, someone here can chime in.

Otherwise I'd go the locksmith route and change everything.
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How many people actually live in Fargo, ND? But on a serious note that sucks about the keys and the what not, I would get an aftermarket car alarm, so all the power door locks would be controlled by the after market alarm, then just switch out the iginition key and get a new one, do this instead of rekeying all the doors quite useless when you can just smash a window and start the car, get a viper alarm youll be set and its a helluva lot cheaper, good luck
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go to the dealer he will program new keys for your car and the old ones wont work its all good but expensive.
That'* what I would also suggest. Then check with your insurance company and see how much of it they will cover.
This is a result of a personal theft. I dont think they would cover it unless the car was stolen then recovered.
Without going into a lot of details as to why....it takes nothing but a little bit of time to find out.
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What about your house keys?
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How many people actually live in Fargo, ND? But on a serious note that sucks about the keys and the what not, I would get an aftermarket car alarm, so all the power door locks would be controlled by the after market alarm, then just switch out the iginition key and get a new one, do this instead of rekeying all the doors quite useless when you can just smash a window and start the car, get a viper alarm youll be set and its a helluva lot cheaper, good luck
Well, there are over 100,000 people in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area. (fargo, moorhead, west fargo, dilworth, glyndon, horace are all attached...plus about 15 outlying small towns within 20 miles in any direction) And auto theft is one of the most common crimes.


Im still on the fence about what I'm going to do. I'll have to do more option-weighing and make a choice.
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