Thx, pm sentHello Kissmy_ss,
I can understand your concern of wanting to save some money while resolving your issue. More than that, I know that calling around price hunting is exhaustive. May I offer my assistance to contact several dealers in your area to see which has the best pricing? You can PM me your name, VIN #, address, phone and the name of the dealership you are working with. I can do the calling for you. I look forward to your response or the update on this issue.
GM Customer Service
I can change the lock myself, the reason for the code is not to have two keys. One for the door/trunk and another for the ignition. The locksmith said the cylinder is good, it's the key that's worn and what sense does it make to make a duplicate of a worn key that doesn't work consistently. Also The key I have is a copy, I don't know if it's of the original or a copy.Well then the ignition switch cylinder is worn out!
Any locksmith should be able to change out the ignition lock with its supplied new key
in your driveway or at work with no issue and no trip to the dealer.
So still no code should be needed as new ignition switch/locks come with a new key.
Its still gonna cost $200..................
How to get the key code without going to the dealer? They want $125 for the code and $150 for code with the key. Btw, I have an 05 impala.