Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Some one stole my spare key out of my truck

asked by on

Some one stole my spare key. Is there any way to reprogram a new set of keys to my truck so that the person who stole the spare can't get into my truck .. Please help

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: You cannot reprogram the lock cylinders to ...

You cannot reprogram the lock cylinders to not fit the stolen key and still work for your key. You will need to replace all the lock cylinders and get new keys. You will have to program the new keys and computer to work in your vehicle. The reprogramming would need to be done at a dealer or authorized reprogramming locksmith.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I think my four wheel drive is locked. What will cause this issue?

Hi there. There is an actuator on the front axle that engages the front axle to make the 4WD work. Your transmission is an all wheel drive transmission and the actuator is what disengages the front axle so the vehicle...

Q: I need help with my fuel tank.

Replacement of the fuel tank involves more than just the tank as the fuel pump has to be carried over from the old tank to the new and there are high pressure and EVAP system connections that must be made....

Q: It feels like my car is about to break down, like I am very carefully carrying the engine home so it doesn't fall out.

Hi there. I would typically start by checking to see if the check engine light is on and then I would scan the computer for codes. This can give some insight as to what is going on. If there are...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.