SO the price difference between ebay and the dealer for an uncut key is $30. If I take in the ebay key and they can't program it, they will still charge me I'm sure, do you guys think it is worth the risk to just buy 2 ebay keys? I think the dealer will program multiple keys for the same cost, then I'll just have them cut them as well?cweb, if you want to be sure the eBay key works, do this:
- buy the uncut key from eBay (search Mazda 4d-63 chip key)
- when you get the key, program it as I described in my earlier posts. You can do this by inserting your (dumb) Lowes key in the ignition (which has been cut to open the door and turn in the ignition lock) and holding the new chip key head to head with the Lowes key (it has to be close to the ignition switch). Assuming you have two other good keys, this process should work if your new chip key is good.
- If you can program the new chip key, then have it cut and you are all set. If not, eBay sellers will usually take back uncut keys.
- As for the fob part, I don't believe you need two good ones to program a third. You can usually find used ones on eBay if you want another. Then just go ahead and program the fob to unlock the doors.