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Hi all, I need a spare key for my 04 Rainier. Can I buy any Rainier key blank or are their different resistor values? My Bonneville took a specific resistor value which you have to know when buying a new blank. Not sure if that is the case here. Anybody know?

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-Jason
 

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just go to the local hardware store and use what ever they have. You won't have any problems.
 

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Glad you brought this question up. When I bought my 04 Rainier, it did not come with a second key or remote. There are tons of uncut Buick keys on ebay. I suppose you can get a keyfob and uncut key for less than $20 w/ shipping. Take the key to home depot and for $1.25 they will cut it. Then google how to program a remote for GM. That's what I plan on doing. :thumbsup:
 

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Glad you brought this question up. When I bought my 04 Rainier, it did not come with a second key or remote. There are tons of uncut Buick keys on ebay. I suppose you can get a keyfob and uncut key for less than $20 w/ shipping. Take the key to home depot and for $1.25 they will cut it. Then google how to program a remote for GM. That's what I plan on doing. :thumbsup:
go to a normal hardware store, instead. I've had several keys cut using blanks that I've supplied, and they never charge for it.
 

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Thanks everyone. I have had so many GM's and others over the years with passkey I, II and III and they all seem different. The best handling car but least user friendly car I have ever owned was a 1995 Eagle Vision TSI way back when, but everything had to be programed at the dealer with their special machine including key fobs. For the 97 Bonneville SSEI which I will be selling soon, you have to actually take your working key into the dealer for them to read the resistor value in a machine then buy that value key. This Buick seems a lot more sophisticated than those cars.
 

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The trailvoy is indeed more sophisticated in terms of intelligent modules all jabbering on the data bus, but the evil design team at least didn't stick us with a Passkey system. It's a mere Passlock, where the resistors are built into the cylinder sleeve, along with magnets and Hall effect sensors for additional security.
 
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