That dealer is wrong. Go to another dealer. Get one keyed to the one you
Couple of alternative... try WD-40 on your door lock to see if you can get
it to work again.
The other choice is get keyless entry system installed.
No, that dealer is not wrong. The handle can be supplied with a random
code. In that case it does not have to be special ordered, and comes
with two keys. Those keys will only fit the new handle. A coded handle
can also be special ordered. It will have a lock tumbler already coded to
the same key code as the vehicle was built with (or any later key code
that was recorded on the vehicle data card, in case the locks were
already changed for some reason) and will come with a single valet key.
The valet key is made first, to code per above, and the handle is then
test fitted to the key. If you don't want the extra key, toss it.
Why not try looking for a locksmith in your area that can re-key the new one
to match your original, or perhaps he can repair your old one if not too far
gone. Sometimes locksmiths can get parts that dealers can't get. If they
can't get a new cylinder and code it to match another option may be to get a
used one from the wrecking yard and have the locksmith match that to your
I just happen to be a locksmith.
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