R2100 for 2013 Nissan Micra Key replacement

Cyrus_Omerta

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Long story short, went clubbing and lost my remote key. Looking to replace it now, the key part costs R920 from JHB. Programming and cutting is another R1200. This seems a little steep for a key that just locks and unlocks the car + immobilizer. Should i bite the bullet and just do this through Nissan?

Are there any reputable alternative Nissan key provider/cutters/programmers i might be able to use?
 

6spdmanual

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Honestly that sounds fine to me. I know of a certain brand which charges R5000 for a key. So go for it.
 

TheChamp

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Long story short, went clubbing and lost my remote key. Looking to replace it now, the key part costs R920 from JHB. Programming and cutting is another R1200. This seems a little steep for a key that just locks and unlocks the car + immobilizer. Should i bite the bullet and just do this through Nissan?

Are there any reputable alternative Nissan key provider/cutters/programmers i might be able to use?
Who is doing the key for you? I so need a spare.
 

MightyQuin

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Long story short, went clubbing and lost my remote key. Looking to replace it now, the key part costs R920 from JHB. Programming and cutting is another R1200. This seems a little steep for a key that just locks and unlocks the car + immobilizer. Should i bite the bullet and just do this through Nissan?

Are there any reputable alternative Nissan key provider/cutters/programmers i might be able to use?
Insurance normally covers that. I know mine does.
 

XPD

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If you are in GP go to national locksmiths in the Woodmead centre. Had great service from them and at half the cost of the stealerships.
 

Sepeng

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If you are in GP go to national locksmiths in the Woodmead centre. Had great service from them and at half the cost of the stealerships.
I'll add a plus one for these guys; don't know if they can do a key replacement but where a dealership wanted I think R3k to make my current key just look pretty again, they charged a couple hundred. Worth a shot.
 

rietrot

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Shop around a bit. Things are as expensive because people just pay. It is probably 15min worth of work to cut and program the key
 

The_Librarian

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Some Builders Whorehouses also do key cutting and cloning - maybe find out from them?
 

rodga

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I'll add a plus one for these guys; don't know if they can do a key replacement but where a dealership wanted I think R3k to make my current key just look pretty again, they charged a couple hundred. Worth a shot.
+2 replaced my old bmw key for less than 1k
 
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