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I have a 2003 Xterra and I broke the only key I have. My pieces of key took to a auto place to see what they could do. It was slightly bent ,so the great guy there was putting it in to a vice several times and made me a key. Long story longer, it only opens the doors and my steering wheel is locked. Called a dealership and another and they said that it is programed and it would cost me $240 for someone to come and do key stuff. Question, is there any way I can get a programed key with my vin? Any other solutions would help. Thanks in advance! (And for reading my rant)
 

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Your key doesn’t need to be programmed. The dealer can look up your key code by vin to cut a brand new one. You can use any key blank for this. It should cost less than $25 but you may need to provide proof of ownership.
 

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I second that!

I used to work for a locksmith. Whether the key uses a chip or not, cutting the metal part can be done by a registered locksmith with a phone call to the manufacturer after ascertaining proof of ownership. We could cut the key in the shop or on-site in any of our service vans.

The only real issue will be if the tumbler was ever replaced with one that uses a different key code. In that case, a locksmith can still figure it out and cut you a key.
 
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