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- car lock-smith Did you broken or misplaced the keys to your GMC? Do you wish to duplicate smart key, transponder key or key fob? Gazing for a convenience and reasonable replacement key services?

No worries

Okey DoKey Locksmith offer 24/7 fast and affordable GMC replacement keys. Call (832)408-0006 for immediate assistance, free estimate and scheduling. Our expert mobile car locksmith come to you to duplicate or replace your lost keys on-site.

Furthermore, we can solve all your GMC ignition, locks and key concerns.

Does GMC use transponder keys?

transponder keys In 2007 GMC started to use the Circle Plus transponder on most of its trucks. These transponders have 10 cuts that operate the door and the ignition. Transponder technology were slowly adopted on other models.

GMC FOB and smart keys

In 2010, GM introduced a Remote Flip Key on the Camaro, Cruze and Equinox. This is a high security with a laser cut switch blade that “flips” out of the FOB. Depend on the model and year, the FOB may be a proximity smart key based on the Passive System (E-Z Key).

Why does GMC use transponder keys?

car anti theft GMC transponder keys used mainly as an anti-theft technology. The immobilizer configured to accept each unique programmed key by a code. When a key with unmatched code turned in the ignition, the vehicle will not start.

How does GMC immobilizer works?

The Passlock III is actually the first transponder used by GM. The chip is located inside the plastic covering of the key. The ignition lock cylinder contain an antenna that reads the transponder data and sends a it to the PCM. If the PCM recognize the code from the key, it will allow the engine to drive. Some higher end models use a key fob instead of metal blade.

Can you program a transponder key yourself?

GMC uses a simple on-board procedure to add keys using one already programmed key. First you need to have a blank key or buy cut key online. Once you have the key in hand, follow to following instruction to program a dublicate key yourself.

How do I know if my GMC has a transponder key?

Following are the list of GMC models that use transponders:

  • GMC Envoy 2007+
  • GMC Savana 2008+
  • GMC Canyon 2007+
  • GMC Terrain 2008+
  • GMC Yukon 2007+
  • GMC Acadia 2007+
  • GMC Sierra 2007+

Duplicate GMC keys

GMC key duplication on-board

duplicte car keys GMC use a very simple technique to duplicate keys. All you need is one existing programmed key and a new blank transponder key and follow the instruction below:

  1. Get a blank key online or at the dealer.
  2. Go to a local hardware store and cut the key. (You can also avoid the two first step by ordering a cut key online service).
  3. Insert an existing functional key into the ignition key-hole and turn it until a lock symbol appears on the dashboard.
  4. Once the lock symbol turns off, pull the first key out.
  5. Insert the second un-programmed key.
  6. Wait for the lock symbol on the dashboard to go on and off.
  7. The second key is now program.

GMC key made by VIN

Using the VIN and proof of ownership, a locksmith or the dealer can duplicate a new key.

GMC key cloning

There is also a way to clone the key chip value to a blank read/write chip key. This usually done by a locksmith or the dealer using a dedicated programmers and tools.

Lost GMC keys

Lost metal key blade

lost key madeIf you lost all your keys to a GMC that made before 2007, your key has no chip. All you need to do is to go to the dealer or to a locksmith store with the VIN and cut a new key.

This process is quite simple and should cost less than a 100$ in most cases.

One exception to the above is if the ignition changed and is not in sync with the VIN. In this case a locksmith need to replace the ignition again or to make a new key. This done by reading the key grooves inside the ignition cylinder. This process is more complex and requires a locksmith with the right machine and experience.

Lost GMC transponder key

If you GMC made in 2007, your key probably uses a transponder chip. When losing all the keys to an transponder immobilized GMC, the ECU reprogrammed to accept a new key. For this, the car towed to the dealership or to use the service of a mobile locksmith who will come out to you.

My GMC ignition key wont turn! What to do?

ignition repair There are many reasons for ignition problems! Please check our article about ignition repair and replacement.

How much is a replacement GMC key?

Service Price
Car Lockout $60-$120
Locked keys in trunk $60-$190
Door lock rekey/repair/change $160-$280
Lost key replacement $120-$200
Duplicate car key $100-$180
Remote/Flip keys $200-$300
Keyless entry device $220-$320
Ignition repair $110-$180
Key extraction $80-$130
Ignition replacement $160-$280
ECU re-flash $225-$285

* Estimates above includes the technician coming out to you the parts and the labor.

Final price depends on:

  • The state of the lock and the computer in the vehicle.
  • The type of equipment that the technician need to use.
  • The type of key that you would like to have.
  • The chip configuration.

The tech will diagnose the vehicle and provide a price for you to approve before doing anything.

How long does it takes to make a key?

emergency mobile locksmith Our emergency mobile motor vehicle lock-smith are on call any time of the day. Ready to handle all your GMC ignition and locks problems. We usually arrive at customer location fast.

Our work truck is totally fitted with latest programming, cutting and diagnostic tools able to restore keys onsite. A key replacement process for a vehicle usually done same day.

We feel content in serving a cost-effective cost and reliable services. Give us a call at (832)408-0006 for a FREE ESTIMATE and our GMC expert will arrive to your place ASAP. Okey DoKey Locksmith is always here to meet your needs in a professional way.


  2. wikipedia - Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS)
  3. GMC Forum - Discussion forums for GMC lovers. Get together to discuss anything related to GMC automobiles.
  4. edmunds - American online resource for automotive information.

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