Getting a replacement car key on the cheap

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I bought a used car recently (2010 RAV4), but it only has one key. I’d rather not pay dealership prices for a replacement spare. Is there a cheaper way to get one?

From what I can tell you can get a cut key online that you can programme at home, but would that be for both the remote locking and immobiliser, or would I need to get the immobiliser done at a garage?
 
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You can go to Timpsons / Sainsbury's for a replacement key that works with your immobiliser. It may not have remote unlocking capabilities though without further cost.

They've been open through the pandemic as they're key workers..
 
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Try a locksmith, might not be too much if its not an emergency. When I lost my mondeo key he cut a new one after sticking some doodah in the lock and reprogrammed it in about 5 minutes.
 
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Try a locksmith, might not be too much if its not an emergency. When I lost my mondeo key he cut a new one after sticking some doodah in the lock and reprogrammed it in about 5 minutes.

How much did this set you back?

Hehe at "key worker"!
 
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I only just got round to getting some quotes for this. Was quoted £210 from an indy mobile 'locksmith.' Seems high.
 
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