Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: SoCal & Denver CO
Thanks for the informative thread.
I purchased a $9 Nissan Rogue key from Ebay (doesn't have the genuine Nissan logo on back of it). The key comes with a transponder and battery, but I removed the transponder out of my valet key and swapped it out with the one in the new key.
Drove to Lowes and told the key clerk I'm trying to copy keys. He read some chart behind the counter and said he knew what cartridge to use. 15 seconds later, the key was copied. I asked if I should pay for the key cutting, but he said it wasn't necessary.
Followed the procedure posted by the OP on how to program the remote. It was super easy. Get in vehicle. Lock doors manually (via the door panel). Put key in and out of ignition 6-7 times then the hazard lights will flicker once. At that point, re-insert the key into the ignition and turn 1 click to the ACC setting. Press any button on the remote. It's programmed. Then do the same with other remotes if you still want to use the old ones.
Overall, a great value at $9 total cost.
-Tastefully modded & slightly abused-