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I only have one key to my vehicle. Is there a

I only have one key to my vehicle. Is there a cost-effective way to buy/order a duplicate?

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I don't know if this is any help, but my dealer wanted to order one from Sweden for $90 plus s and h. A local locksmith told me that a shop with a laser cutter could do it much cheaper, but apparenlty the laser machines are rare? There is only one in Des Moines, Iowa that he knew of, population 350,000.

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