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ikory
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August 29, 2013 11:05 pm  

The key to my car broke off. What happen is I grabbed my keys to go to the car and the key is completely bent at a 90 degree angle. I guess I will blame this on the kids even if the wife said some how I must have done it. I tried to fix the key and all it did was break on me. So now I am stuck at home which is kinda nice.

So I need someone to come out and get me mobile again. Any recommendations? I had this happen once in the states it was about $100 to have it fix so curious anyone have to get something similar done and how much is it on STX?


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Alana33
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August 29, 2013 11:56 pm  

you don't have a spare?


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ikory
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August 30, 2013 12:04 am  

lol Alana that did not answer my question at all. People like me help support the local locksmiths :D. I see several in the yellow pages I will try to get a few price comparisons. A good recommendation would always been nice.


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rosesisland
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August 30, 2013 1:33 am  

ikory, sorry this has happened to you. I don't know one but, sure you thought about another key. That was not your question was it?

I asked for a recommendation for an accountant months ago. I got lectured about how easy it was to do online with Turbo Tax or Tax Act. THAT WAS NOT WHAT I ASKED. I have BBA and have, ALWAYS DONE MY OWN TAXES, AND, I am 62 years old, so i've done plenty, thank you. But, this past year, I sold a house, moved, and was very ill at the time and couldn't do mine this year.

Just my opinion, but, I see people posting just to see themselves post. Again, sorry this happened. Maybe someone will come along with an answer for your question without being condescending in their post!


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bjears
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August 30, 2013 9:35 am  

Good Morning - 1st ? what kind of car? Most I own are old and have key #'s any locksmith can make, the newer (1998 up) have encoded chips to prevent theft, need dealer blank ($100+), maybe you have the end of the key they can work with.


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rmb2830
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August 30, 2013 11:42 am  

not certain I'm following..is the key just broken or broken in the lock or the ignition? is this your only key? Are you the original owner of the vehicle? you might call the guy who bought Sam Dowdye's locksmith business, I think it used to be called mobile locksmith, over across from WAPA near scotia...but you might have to talk to the car dealer if there's one on island for the right blank. this is the sort of thing that can become an issue of being on an island...


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speee1dy
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August 30, 2013 12:02 pm  

i to asked this question about a week or so ago. see if you can find the post doing the search. we did call the one here on stx and they never called back.

rosie-did some people at least recommend jim sheets and david johnson?


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STX46
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August 30, 2013 2:57 pm  

Check John Bushlow at Gallows Bay hardward; I believe he's the only one on Island these days


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ikory
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August 30, 2013 3:42 pm  

I found one... I think. I called him 2 hours ago and said he will be here within the hour. Island time I guess.


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ikory
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August 30, 2013 4:37 pm  

Well I called Caribbean locksmith at 778-1099. It took 2 hours and 15 minutes to get here. After I called it was originally told one hour so really not a big deal(he did call and I think I gave him bad directions).

2 very professional polite gentleman arrived. It took about 15 minutes to complete the job. He made a new key and cut the key chip out of the old set and put it in the new key. Overall he quoted me $75 if I brought the broken key to him and $125 if he came to me. As I said before I had this done in the states and it was about $100 dollars. So very fair price.

rosesisland - OMG yes I agree I did not post to get asked questions that wont help me. I posted to ask for recommendation on a locksmith.


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margerysimkin
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August 25, 2016 5:17 am  

We recently purchase a used GMC Canyon from a non gm dealer, and it did not come with the key fob. I knew that it had one once, and contacted a gmc dealer to be told the price was that of my first born. Not really, but it was high enough that I was going to stick with the bare key. My friend told me that my GMC had a particular setup that required someone who could plug into the trucks computer. I called Locksmith for a quote and was quoted 140 for two fobs and programming. It took a couple of days for them to obtain the fobs I needed, but they were prompt and the communication was excellent. I was very happy with the experience and will call on them again for any of my Locksmithing needs.


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sunshinefun
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August 26, 2016 11:49 am  

You can buy a twin pack of key fobs for your Canyon on Amazon for 18 bucks. But, yes, you still need a locksmith or dealer to program them.


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rosesisland
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September 6, 2016 9:35 am  

i to asked this question about a week or so ago. see if you can find the post doing the search. we did call the one here on stx and they never called back.

rosie-did some people at least recommend jim sheets and david johnson?

Yes, thank you! Jim has been doing mine ever since!


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