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How much is a replacement computer chipped car key?

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As of 2013, replacing a modern car key can cost $200 or more at a dealership, according to Consumer Reports. Modern car keys come equipped with digital transponders to prevent theft. Programming these transponder chips makes modern car keys much more expensive than past car keys.

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Depending on the make and model of the car, however, consumers may be able to find a replacement set of keys on the Internet.

Replacing the transponder-equipped car keys of a luxury car can be even more expensive. Consumer Reports quotes a replacement set of Lexus keys at $374, while keys for a BMW can cost as much as $500.

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