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Re: Car Keys

Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:07 am

Yeh, real cool. I just lost my key yesterday and was going to have a spare made by Mitsubishi.

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Re: Car Keys

Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:55 am

Well, the technology is cool, the cost of replacement is very not cool. I guess the rest of us have been warned.

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Re: Car Keys

Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:59 am

I know this wont help the person who lost theirs, but it may help the rest of us. The car manual says on page 3-5 under "Consumer Key programming": "You can program new keys to the system if you have two valid (already registered) keys and blank (not registered) immobilizer key"... It goes on to say the key must be cut for your vehicle. Then it gives the programming procedure.

My Remote key I have says this on it (you must open the black plastic on the key shell to see it):

IC: 850G-G8D625MA
OMRON Corporation Japan

The key blade is a "MIT3" (be sure the key blade matches yors in any photos of the blank).

There are several on-line places including e-bay sell the key remote (G8D-625M-A):

I'm going to try it out and see if it works. That's assuming I can find a locksmith to do the cutting on the key.

:!: :!: :!: October 2ed, 2012 - Update: :!: :!: :!:
The key advertised on eBay did NOT work there is a tiny difference in the key blank. The locksmith cut the key for me but it wont take the programming as described in the manual. I notice the key blank (from eBay) has more blank space between the black plastic and the cut on the black. Also the locksmith said the encryption may be different on the i-MiEV than it is on other Mitsubishi models. He is going to see if he can find the right one. I won't hold my breath for that. So I ended up with an extra remote which is not programmed. The key is not good otherwise.
John - 2012 Silver i-MiEV SE model, Jan 19th, 2012 w/OpenEvse, caniOn,& OVMS.

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Re: Car Keys

Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:07 am

Thanks much for the info. We may all be faced with the problem of replacing a key during the car's lifetime... :cry:

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Re: Car Keys

Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:25 am

I found some more information here:

"i-MIEV 2012-2013 All 3001-32009 EK3P-MIT17 or RW4 Plus, Ilco EZ®-Clone Plus or Plus Box Service Key X224/MIT3 Philips Encrypted (46) System 288
MIT17A-PT(A) Service Key X224/MIT3 Philips Encrypted (46) System 288"

I was also curious about the keyless entry programming, and found in the manual that can only be programmed by the dealer, unless some one figures out how to do it otherwise. I know VW's allow that to be done if you have a valid transponder key.
My EVs: 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV and 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL

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Re: Car Keys

Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:53 pm

Anyone know if this key / transmitter will work? I assume I will need to get the dealer to program it but its cheaper than $185 as previously posted... ... 1197134978

I only got one key with my car

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Re: Car Keys

Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:45 am

Well, it *is* a Mitsu dealer selling them, and they do say 'send us your VIN to make sure', so I think I'd give it a try - If it doesn't work, I think eBay will help you get your money back

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Re: Car Keys

Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:31 am

Just deleted an ad for a key service not specifically relating to the i-MiEV, in addition to deleting a bunch of unrelated spam postings (sigh).

Since I'm on this topic, here's a link to an associated thread regarding i-MiEV replacement car keys -
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