How to Make Replacement Keys for a 2002 Saturn

by Susanne Koenig

You've lost or misplaced the keys to your 2002 Saturn and are understandably frustrated. Replacing them doesn't have to be a great hassle. Since Saturn uses transponder or "coded" keys that emit a frequency specially attuned to your car's ignition, you'll have to order a set that will be not only cut but programmed. A new set is as near as your Saturn dealership or a reputable automotive locksmith. If you are unable to travel to a dealership, an automotive locksmith can meet you on site with your new keys.

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Call the dealership and see how much it will charge you for a new set of keys. The keys will have to be found in inventory, cut and then coded for your particular car. Once you get a price, do a little comparison shopping.

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Call a reputable automotive locksmith, preferably one recommended by your auto mechanic or through a listing with the Better Business Bureau. A reputable locksmith will more than likely give you a lower price quote than the dealership.

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Place your order for your keys with a vendor. Expect it to take four hours to get a set of keys from a dealership and less than that from an automotive locksmith. If you are unable to travel to the dealership, a locksmith is by far the best choice as he will bring the key to you and test it in your ignition.

Warning

  • close Ordering keys online will save you lots of money, but many automotive locksmiths and dealerships will not program a key that was bought from an outside source for proprietary and security reasons. If you are considering ordering keys online, be sure to find an automotive locksmith or dealership that will program them for you once they arrive.

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