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I've lost my only key to my car, it is not a fancy flip up

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Hi I've lost my only key to my car, it is not a fancy flip up key or electric key, just the old school black square and metal sticking out, what should I do?
JA: Tell me a bit more about what's going on so he can help you best.
Customer: I have no key, how should I get a replacement? 2002 Volvo S60
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Don't think I can, I need a new key
JA: Is there anything else the Volvo Mechanic should be aware of about your Volvo?
Customer: No
JA: I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Volvo Mechanic about your situation and connect you two.
Customer: I just need a new key
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Don 'Mo Lurch' replied 7 months ago.

Blanks are available ON-Line, E-Bay, etc, but you will need it cut.
Best thing to do is contact Dealer or Local Locksmith & they can cut one from your V.I.N., but you will need to supply proof of ownership & I.D.


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Expert:  Andy replied 7 months ago.


My name is ***** ***** I am a Volvo dealership technician. A locksmith will not be able to cut the key from the VIN. Most dealers also cannot do this. They will need to order one pre-cut. Additionally, they will need the car so they can program the new key. Otherwise, all you'll be able to do is open the door- it will not start the car until it is programmed.

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I will most likely have to toe the car?
Expert:  Andy replied 7 months ago.

Yes, you will need to tow the car to the dealer unless they have a mobile tech.

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Expert:  Andy replied 7 months ago.

Did you have any other questions?

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