Price of Second Remote Key iMiev >$400!!!

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Price of Second Remote Key iMiev >$400!!!

Post by bindi » Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 04:08

Hey guys!

I want to get a second remote key. Both my husband and I have to use the car, he got the non remote one but I have noticed a few small scratches around the door lock...

Anyway I looked at getting him a remote key as well - went to Mitsubishi, and it is about $410 to get a key and have it cut and coded through them. IMHO that is unreasonably high!

Have tried a few local locksmiths who don't do modern car remotes.

Anyone know how to organise a reasonably priced remote key??


On another note, the car is going great! The whole family are in LOVE with it - and I can't believe how lucky I am never going to a petrol station (I hate them, especially the smell). Looking at changing the stereo over soon and will prob get one with a DVD & reversing camera etc. I hope that is a good idea? :)
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Post by acmotor » Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 04:53

$410 is too much and they know it.

Check eBay ' Mitsubishi remote key'
Contact the sellers and see if key can be coded for iMiEV. One of them must be as there is nothing special about the MY11/12 keys.
You will need to visit a dealer with the key and have it coded to vehicle and also a key cutter to cut the blank or fit your existing second key insert if possible. Coding the key only takes a few minutes and is not worth hundreds of dollars.
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Post by Gabz » Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 22:54

hmm i was thinking the same thing a couple days ago my 1 year old hid the i-miev keys last Thursday and took 2 days to find it back.

one of the guys i went to uni with got one from the UK he just quoted the number on the key ring that comes with the car and they sent him one already programmed.

just maybe not send someone the code need to create keys for your car and your home address.
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Post by Gabz » Tue, 24 Jun 2014, 23:01

try http://www.misterminit.com.au/ they seem to advertise doing the special keys. if you get a better price please update us.
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Post by bindi » Fri, 27 Jun 2014, 05:08

Thanks for that! I contacted all of the sellers on ebay. One asked hi

"it should not be a problem but i dont know the mhz of the remote and the transponder chip if you could find the info out then i can make sure you get the right one"

Where would I find that? Would it be in the manual??

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Post by Johny » Fri, 27 Jun 2014, 15:20

bindi wrote: Thanks for that! I contacted all of the sellers on ebay. One asked hi

"it should not be a problem but i dont know the mhz of the remote and the transponder chip if you could find the info out then i can make sure you get the right one"

Where would I find that? Would it be in the manual??
I'm not sure you are going to find that anywhere.
Mitsu's transponder looks like it's unique to them.
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2012-04 ... 2-8049.htm

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Post by bindi » Tue, 15 Jul 2014, 23:16

I tried Mr Minute and they said that they definitely couldn't do it, and none of the ebay ones so far have panned out :(((((

Looks like $400 it is. What a rip of. That is 1/50th of what I paid for the car. So frustrating.

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