Here you find answered to all of your Honda Insight key replacement questions.
Lost your Honda Insight keys…
Need a spare?
Your Honda Insight key is not turning?
Having an issue your Honda Insight Key…
Did you lose your Honda Insight key?
Did you your Hand key broke in half and you don’t know what to do? How to call?
or you don’t know who can make a Honda Insight replacement key?
Q: How and where can I get a replacement key for My Honda Insight?
I Forgot my Honda Insight car keys, never had a second key and need replacement key. What should I do to replace my key. Generally speaking, you have three solutions:
- First off, search a call a car locksmith that offers a mobile service for Honda Insight cars. Our Automotive locksmith department can provide you with that.
- 2nd, tow the car to the dealer.
- Thirdly, buy a key blank online and have the dealer or locksmith cut to match your lock and program it (if essential ) for you.
In addition, depends on the style of key you had and year e.g. remote, smart fob, push to start, transponder or regular key you may have several choices about how to get a new key made.
Q: What should I tell the locksmith or dealer when I ask for service for my Honda Insight?
First off, make sure you know the year, make and model. In addition, put down the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) of the car located on the left side of the dashboard near the mirror. (Click here for more information) That would help the locksmith or dealer verifying the year, make and model of the car and the type of key you had.
Moreover, ask if you can come and grab the key or the tech needs to be with the cars . With old models, codes may not be obtainable and because of this on-site service will be expected to make a new key.
On the flip side, you can tow the car to the locksmith shop but that would be more costly.
Lastly, ensure you can show ownership of the car by having the necessary documents. The title, ID, insurance card etc
Q: Honda Insight key replacement cost– How much money does it cost to replace Honda Insight key without the original? What is the typical price?
A: In brief, to replace a Honda Insight key usually cost between $90–$ 400. It depends on a few factors:
- Style of key
- The year manufactured
- Time of day & your location
- Where you get a key replacement (Dealer, automotive locksmith, online etc).
- Availability of code to cut a new key.
- Original ignition or not.
The style of key you had and the year the car was manufactured are maybe probably the most important Insights.(chip, intelligent fob, “push to start”, remote, regular “non-transponder” key). The latest the vehicle is, the better security features the key had and for that reason you can assume to pay more than $250 for replacing your key.
Additionally, it depends where you get a key replacement. The dealer, automotive locksmith or get it online. Click here to get a more detailed explanation.
The dealer usually charges about 10%-15% less than a locksmith would for the key. On the other hand, most chances you will need to haul the car there to program the new key or remote and subsequently the total rate is usually higher.
Furthermore, think about that if you are wanting to have a locksmith to come out and make you a new key outside regular business hours, the price may go up.
Finally, in the event your ignition cylinder was changed before (usually with older cars), that most likely means that the code for the key may not be useful and the key will have to be either cut manually by a locksmith or to change the ignition again which in this case the dealer can’t be of help.
Q: Can I obtain Honda Insight key replacement by VIN?
A: That depends on the year of your car and form of key you had.
A: The VIN makes it possible for the dealer or an automotive locksmith the choice to access the key code on file, i.e.
To cut you a replacement key by code makes the process very fast and east. There are however two things to think about:
- For autos older than 10 years: There are no codes available. Therefore, an vehicle locksmith is your only choice to get a replacement key.
- For car or trucks equipped with transponder system and/or remote/ intelligent key/ fob key: Codes are readily available. However, programming is necessary and therefore you will need to either tow the car to the dealer or have an auto locksmith come and program the key on site.
Q: What is a transponder chip key? Why is it very important to know if I had a chip key?
A: A transponder key is a key that has a security chip in it and therefore will need to be programmed to start the cars and trucks.
The majority of makes and models, from the year 2000 are equipped with an electronic chip key for additional safety and security. The chip is usually found within the cover at the top of the key and therefore most of the times you will not be able to see it.
However, if you make an attempt to start the cars and trucks, you will not can except if the key was programmed prior.
This is a security feature that reduces the chances of theft by simply copying the key. Hence, an automotive locksmith or the dealer would requireto program the key for it to start the car.
Additionally, keys that are bought online will have to be programmed to the car’s computer and for most keys, only a locksmith for cars or the dealer can do that.
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