I would like to use the normal key in my 2008 Sentra, but when I do, the car alarm goes off (I'm tired of replacing the smart key, when my wife loses it!)

Asked by Nov 16, 2013 at 04:13 PM about the 2008 Nissan Sentra S

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2008 Nissan Sentra with smart key system.

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You can have the Smart car system taken off.. The dealer or a GOOD mechanic can do this..Then you can get regular keys made much cheaper..

Thanks for the answer, although I wonder if the cost of taking off the smart system would more or less defeat the purpose of using the conventional key (ie, to save money). Getting and programming a new smart key is about $250.


The I-key system cannot be changed but the alarm should not go off if you're using the mechanical key.

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