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I did purchase the shell so I can replace the old one that I have that is pretty beat up. Does anyone have any experience just swapping out shells? Any pitfalls or things I should be aware of when taking them apart?
Repairing Key

Does that help?

I have a shell I bought, and it seems no worse than the original, frankly. I've not had the nerve to start the process without having another working key, though.

Hopefully that will happen next week.

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I found a mobile locksmith locally in New Jersey, Payless Car Keys Corp, that provided an OEM fob, cut the blank, and programmed it at our location, for a fraction of the dealer price. He was efficient, punctual, and super quick. I would highly recommend.
 

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I found a mobile locksmith locally in New Jersey, Payless Car Keys Corp, that provided an OEM fob, cut the blank, and programmed it at our location, for a fraction of the dealer price. He was efficient, punctual, and super quick. I would highly recommend.
One post and you are recommending a locksmith? The car needs to be programmed a the dealer, so I think this is highly suspect.
 

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So... dealer quoted me $545 for the key plus 1 hr labor at $180.

One mobile locksmith wouldn't do it, another said they could do it with a Maserati OEM key for $350 or a Dodge key for $250.

I didn't take either up on their offers, so I'm just rolling around with a single key... dealer offered a $350 key replacement warranty, which I also turned down. Luckily our keys are up high and out of reach of our kids, so small chance of losing it (hopefully)...
 

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I post and you are recommending a locksmith? The car needs to be programmed a the dealer, so I think this is highly suspect.
Indeed, although if you assume it was the key that was programmed (i.e. the RFID chip from an existing, working key was copied) then it's more reasonable

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So the dealership in South Florida is charging $650 ($485 parts + $165 labor to program key) for a new Maserati Key (I have a 2014 GTS) ...

Just wondering what are some of the prices (please include dealership location if possible) that everyone else is getting before I "invest" in a couple of new keys.

Thank you!

P.S. For all those who are having battery issues, Maserati is replacing the old lead-acid batteries with the new GlassMat (AGM) batteries. I had mine replaced a few months ago and have had zero issues since, even when leaving the car unused for 10 days with no trickle charger

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i have two key fobs for sale.
 

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I paid about $250 to get a key replacement (2nd key) from this locksmith in Tempe, AZ
I reached out to them and they quoted $300 but it's only a key to unlock the door. No way to actually turn off the alarm... Unfortunately, you don't actually receive a fully functional 2nd key.
 
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