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Key Remote failed, Aftermarket system?

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Well, my remote has stopped working (tried all the tricks, ie flipping the battery, pressing unlock while in the key hole), and nothing has worked. So i was thinking, why not jsut get a complete new alarm system (lock/unlocking, and remote starter) for the car. Has anyone done this? Does this work? My key to the car still works and i called my dealer, he was like, "200 dollars for the key and another 60 for programming." So for 260 dollars, can't I just get a new alarm system. As always, thanks for the input.

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When you speak with Sunset, be clear that you do NOT need a new key shaft (the only reason the replacement should cost your quoted $200 would be for a shaft and key head).

I paid approximately $75 on ebay for a key head to put on my old shaft. If you go this way, be sure you buy only a head that includes the bar code tag.

In Atlanta, I paid less than $50 to have 2 keys mated to the car (its the car that is programmed, not the keys). Took about 10 minutes.

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