GM

GM repair problems? Ask a GM repair expert now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Can a key from another GM vehicle be recoded to my second hand…

Customer Question
Can a key from another...
Can a key from another GM vehicle be recoded to my second hand 2012 GM Equanox?
Submitted: 3 years ago.Category: GM
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own GM Question
Answered in 29 minutes by:
5/25/2015
GM Mechanic: Gary, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 years ago
Gary
Gary, ASE Certified Technician
Category: GM
Satisfied Customers: 1,994
Experience: Senior Technician
Verified
Hi there,
Yes, you should be able to do that.
BUT the junk yard key blade will need to swapped with a blade from one of YOUR old keys.
Which can be done, have done it many times for our Australian equivalents.
The clincher is you can't buy an uncut blade for your style of key from GM.
BUT you may also be able to do something along these lines, if your key is like this:
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/OEM-Chevy-Remote-Start-Flip-Key-Keyless-Entry-Uncut-Blade-Switchblade-No-Pas-/400388727834?hash=item5d3907241a
Gary
Ask Your Own GM Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a gm mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Gary Your Own Question
Gary
Gary
Gary, ASE Certified Technician
Category: GM
Satisfied Customers: 1,994
1,994 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Senior Technician

Gary is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was having a terrible problem with the wheel bearings on my 98 Chevy Cavalier and I suspect that using this website saved me plenty of time and money.

Todd LRochester NY

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

GM Tech (Cam)

GM Tech (Cam)

GMC Mechanic

5,844 satisfied customers

GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.

Gary

Gary

GMC Technician

1,561 satisfied customers

15 years gm master tech/15 years ASE master tech

car tech

car tech

ASE Certified Technician

449 satisfied customers

25 year master tech and shop owner

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

GMC Technician

234 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Paul M ASE Master

Paul M ASE Master

ASE Master Tech

187 satisfied customers

ASE Master Tech 20+ Years

Anthony

Anthony

GMC Technician

489 satisfied customers

GM Certified

Amedee

Amedee

GMC Technician

470 satisfied customers

ASE certified tech with advanced level specialist. Wisconsin certified emissions state inspector

< Previous | Next >

Related GM Questions
Our check engine light came on last week and it showed Cam
hello, our check engine light came on last week and it showed Cam position sensor. Replaced both sensors and drove for about a week and light came on again. Same problem. What is going on … read more
Dan
Dan
Automotive Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
25 satisfied customers
Him, the front of the truck is blowing hot air out even when
the front of the truck is blowing hot air out even when the fan is only on. When the ac is on the second and third row blows ac cold but the front vents are blowing out hot air as if the heat is on … read more
Ron Z.
Ron Z.
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2 satisfied customers
2002 GMC Yukon. Security lights flash, battery light also.
2002 GMC Yukon. Security lights flash, battery light also. Bell ding in background and no cranking. Good battery. … read more
tim37857
tim37857
Mechanic
High School or GED
71 satisfied customers
It wont turn over but the lights all come on : Less than a
It wont turn over but the lights all come on JA: How old is your battery? Have you checked the bulbs? Customer: Less than a year JA: What is the model/year of your GM? Customer: 2012 gmc terrain slt J… read more
Matt
Matt
Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5 satisfied customers
GM 2500 HD: I have a 2002 GMC pick up. I tried The security
I have a 2002 GMC pick up. I tried The security recode set. By turning the vehicle on and off three times waiting 10 minutes and so on. It did not work. We change the steering column in this vehicle w… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
GM: I have a 1999 Grand Prix that my lock cylinder needs replaced.
I have a 1999 Grand Prix that my lock cylinder needs replaced. I want to use my original key can the new cylinder be recoded. Also does this car have security? 1g2wp52k8xf221620… read more
Gary
Gary
GMC Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,561 satisfied customers
GM Acadia: we have a 2008 gmc acadia, replaced the neutral
we have a 2008 gmc acadia, replaced the neutral safety switch, because the ignition would not release the key without pushing a lever in the steering column, were told by gm that replacing the neutral… read more
Jerry Newton
Jerry Newton
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,066 satisfied customers
2012 Acadia with a factory installed towing package...quick connect
I have a 2012 Acadia with a factory installed towing package. I was given a five wire quick connect on one end and five separate wires on other end and said this would have to be installed elsewhere d… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
pontiac bonneville ssei: working fob..interior..climate..keyless entry
I have a2000 pontiac bonnieville ssei it did not have the keyfobs withit when I purchased it.due to high mileage and some air suspenion issues I purchased another 2000 ssei from insurance salvage.I go… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
GMC Sierra 1500: my key..wouldnt turn..steering wheel is not locked.
Hi, I have an 03 GMC Sierra 1500, and my key will not turn at all in the ignition. There were no signs of wear (key getting harder to turn or hung up) just got in the truck this morning and it wouldn'… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
2004 GMC Yukon: SLT..always starts..first turn..ignition trys
I have a 2004 GMC Yukon XL SLT and having issues starting the vehicle. It always starts, but it always requires two ignition turnovers to get it started. The first turn of the ignition trys to start b… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
2012 Chevy Suburban: ton..metallic ticking / fluttering sound..kicks
Within the last month, I've purchased a 2012 Chevy Suburban 1/2 ton ( 5.3 ). It currently it has about 1K miles on it. I've noticed a metallic ticking / fluttering sound after AFM kicks in. As long I'… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
98 Blazer: radiator..we reconnected the battery cable..key fob
After replacing a radiator in a 98 Blazer, we reconnected the battery cable and now the alarm continues to sound...We have attempted to troubleshoot with the key, only no key fob to disarm the securit… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
2008 Envoy: car the Theft Deterrent Light came on..lights went
2008 Envoy. While wife driving the car the Theft Deterrent Light came on. All lights went off when the key was turned off and the vehicle was locked and alarmed. What is the issue?… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
2000 GMC: SLT..4X4..issue with ignition switch..removing
I have a 2000 GMC Sierra SLT 4X4 extended cab. Had issue with ignition switch. Locksmith replaced switch, He started truck while removing old switch. New switch tumbler installed. I shut truck off and… read more
Dave Nova
Dave Nova
Auto Dealership Owner
Associate Degree
34 satisfied customers
replaced fuel pump..fuel pump, also replaced harness..chassis..crank
replaced fuel pump, also replaced harness from pump to sinding unit and sinding unit to chassis. Truck will not start and pump runs way to long, will build pressure and shut off and Key on Key Off it … read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
deisel..485 days and the batteries went dead installed 2 new ones
durmax deisel has been in storage for 485 days and the batteries went dead installed 2 new ones the lights and radio work but it wont fire up any ideas… read more
GM Tech (Cam)
GM Tech (Cam)
GMC Mechanic
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,844 satisfied customers
97 gmc: my key to turn on so that i can turn the steering wheel
i cant get my key to turn on so that i can turn the steering wheel on my 97 gmc jimmy, nothing i try has worked to get the key to turn… read more
supermechanic
supermechanic
Service consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x