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Consumer Beat

Replacing car keys is no longer quick or cheap

In many cases, only a dealer can help you out

By Bruce Mohl
Globe Staff / May 20, 2007

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Car keys have come a long way, and so have their prices. The simple metal key that could be copied at a hardware store is quickly vanishing. Taking its place are electronic gadgets that combine metal keys with computer chips that must deliver a code to the car's on board systems before it can start. Some cars, including some Mercedes-Benz ... (Full article: 817 words)

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