2020 Bolt LT
We received two key fobs when we bought the Bolt last weekend, but I'm a paranoid guy and want to have a backup at my house in case of a catastrophe. The local Chevy dealer has quoted me $243 for the fob plus $160 for the programming (I'm assuming that the total cost includes making sure that the emergency door key is correct). The instructions in the owner's handbook are pretty straightforward and we have two good units right now, so it shouldn't be a problem for me to do the programming. That puts the cost at $243, which isn't too bad by modern automaker ripoff standards, but I want to see if it's possible to shave more off the total. That would mean ordering from a third party vendor.
I'd suspect that this Forum has discussed this subject at various times, but what I found in terms of recent threads didn't have much in the way of identifying recommended 3rd party vendors for the unprogrammed fobs. Any suggestions? If so, how much? And does the cost include the proper emergency door key? If not, any ideas of what a local locksmith would charge for grinding (if that's what they do these days) the door key to match my vehicle?
Nick in Palm Springs