You have lost your keys to your 1998 Oldsmobile intrigue How do you get a key made?
The popular answer is to bring your VIN# and proof of ownership to the dealer and they can make you a key. Unfortunately, this is not the case. GM does not keep key code records for vehicles over 10 years old, so in the case of the 1998, they cannot help. The only solutions are:
(1) - Call a locksmith and prepare to pay. Most start at $120 for this service, but they usually charge more.
(2) - Replace the key cyllinder. You can get a replacement at a parts store, with new keys. The problem is, if you don't have the old key, you will have to disassemble the steering column and remove the steering wheel to do this. If you have an air bag, this could cause the airbag to deploy and cost you about $3000 to replace. This makes option (1) above not seem so expensive after all.
Are you talking about the button that will put the shifter into drive, park, etc? If so, I once lost a "U" shaped clip that holds the whole shifter together. I could not shift because the buttons were not aligned. Try pushing down on the shift knob or pulling up on it....if it has a lot of play or comes off, replace the u clip.
The cast of The Legend of the Lost Keys - 1998 includes: Abigail Ansell as Lisa Astor Mem Ferda as Roman (1998) David Gant as Professor Humphrey Waters Stafford Gordon as The Catcher Jonathan Kitchens as Mark Astor Richard Morant as Sir Derek Janus Sita Ramamurthy as The Taker Tatiana Strauss as Dr. Burns Sabra Williams as Erica Turner