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I've lost the keys with transponder for my 2000 accent. I have purchased a new key w/transponder & had it cut, turns ignition on ok. Now, do I need a pin# to program the key? Hyundai dealer lied to me about pin#, so I have zero faith in them.
I have a obdstar H105 programmer, but it won't work on my car. Manufacturers of the obdstar are useless as well when asked very basic questions about their programmer. Maybe someone else out there has had better luck than me???

Tried local Hyundai dealer, but he just lied no end. Pretty bad when you have to lie to your customers.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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I rang a Hyundai dealer and asked if they would supply the ignition pin #.... he said yes ( can suppply name & dealer if required) ..
Just have to supply proof of ownership etc, which I did. Waited quite awhile & didn't hear anything.. rang back & then the big stall & pathetic excuses. Then he went on to tell me the pin was just for the key cutting... not for the programming. He went on to tell me that there was no pin required for the ignition.... which I new he was lying.... I asked him quite a number of times, but he was adamant, & I knew I wasn't going to get the truth. I can't believe anyone would lie for the the Company they work for. You wouldn't trust them for a second. Just typical scammers as far as I'm concerned.
 

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My programmer worked well on the 2008 Elantra. Took about 2 minutes to program.
Cost a total of $20 to purchase the key & have it cut as well. Hyundai dealer wouldn't even give a solid quote...." you know it's all based on time & we just don't know how long it will take" Open cheque book right there. I don't think so. Taking into account they get the keys by the thousands, so obviously they pay less than I did & should be able to program it faster than I did....so based on 2 minutes labour $1.10 min x 2 min = $2.20.
I think that any normal person would agree that key pin numbers should be free & not withheld by car dealerships to the proven owners of the car. It's a money making SCAM.... NO EXCUSES.
 

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Any dealership I've worked at has charged a 1/2hour labour to code a key, which I think is fair and a lot cheaper than buying the obdstar programmer to do it yourself, especially when the programmer doesn't work and you get no support from the manufacturer like in your opening post.
 

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So you think that's fair and just. On one hand the dealership says you pay by the time it takes....then on the otherhand you you add 28 min of labour on to the job. Sounds fair to me. Then there's the ridiculous charge for the key itself. I see on a post where a dealer wanted $400 to supply and program a key. So right now I'm $110 in front & I've now have a free programmer. I've got 2 more Hyundais to program. So, you think it's ok for dealers to hold their customers to ransome for something that is 100% by the owner nit the dealer???
 

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So you think that's fair and just.
Half hour labour to code a key? Yes, I do.

Apart from the fact it genuinely takes about a half hour to code a key at the dealer when you factor in....
the time it takes the service adviser to deal with you and make the job card,
the time it takes the tech to find your car and bring it into the workshop, do his body inspection, etc,
the time it takes for the tech to code the key, write up his job card, etc,
and then the time spent giving your pride & joy it's "complimentary" wash and hover.

But apart from all that, a garage is a business, not a charity. Staff need to get paid, heating, lighting, specialist tools, software, etc all need to be paid for, and they need to make a profit too.
 

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it depends, even 2008 sonata may not have chipped key, just cut the key and ready for use. Go to Sears auto or any shop and cut a key first
 
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