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Key code where can i get vehicle key codes

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There are code books available to dealers and locksmiths. They are very expensive but not very practical to own unless you then have a stock of key blanks and a code machine to cut the key after you have located the code. Codes are located in various places. There is a mis conception that all you need is the Vin# to get the vehicles key codes. That is not true. If you bought the vehicle new, the dealer may retain the code for a period of time and they may use your Vin# to identify you so they could look up the info but the Vin has nothing to do with the key codes. The codes are found in different places according to the manufacturer but they are not easy to get to most times. Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, imported GMs etc.....stamp the code on the lock housing itself on the passenger side. The older GMs do not have door lock codes stamped anywhere and a progression method has to be used to get the door and trunk keys. The ignition code is stamped on the ignition housing but the lock must be removed to get to it.

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

You might try a body shop or a local dealership.

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