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Recommendations for locksmith in Columbus, GA area?

I was washing the Quattroporte, left the key fob (the only one) in the console...as I've done countless times before. While drying the car...suddenly the thing beeped and locked...!!! No idea why. Any recommendations for a locksmith in the Columbus, GA area?
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When I was recently buying my GT the very first question I asked the the dealer was, are the manuals and tool kits there and how many key fobs? He replied ďdamnĒ all the manuals and kits are there but only one key fob. My reply was, Iíll make an offer but I need two key fobs.

Many of these cars come off lease and end up at auction; keys, manuals, tool kits and spare tires go missing. Whenever I see a thread offering any of these for sale I think, pilfered goods. That said, We buy these cars knowing these things are missing and we may use that to negotiate a better deal.

The question is; Do we spend what it takes to return these beautiful cars to whole or not?

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I managed to get into the car....so crisis is over...!
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I managed to get into the car....so crisis is over...!
How?

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I'm rather reluctant to say on a public forum...it took me about an hour, once I had things planned out.
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I would like to request that a Moderator please either move this thread to the Quattroporte forum, or consider deleting it...if deemed appropriate.
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Sounds like Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible were involved.

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I called Maserati in Atlanta and asked about getting another key fob. The said that they do not cut them there, they say the key is "ordered" using the VIN number. Just the cost of the key fob itself, no blade, no programming....is $500.
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I called Maserati in Atlanta and asked about getting another key fob. The said that they do not cut them there, they say the key is "ordered" using the VIN number. Just the cost of the key fob itself, no blade, no programming....is $500.
I bought my GT a couple months back with the requirement that there be two key fobs. While I did not pay for it, the seller said he had the new key overnighted to him for $350 and the local Maserati dealer charged $125 to program it.

I donít know where he bought the key but you can contact him. Heís an exotic car dealer in Oklahoma City and you own an exotic car so youíre a potential client. His name is Bud and Iím sure heíll remember the deal.

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I was over keys 2 years ago...Keys have become a freaking mess...All the manufactures have taken that over and your best option is just buy a key from them and have them program it...We get calls weekly about keys that won't program etc. Amazon or Ebay...We no longer do keys....Jason

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