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Chip fell out of key

Need to know what I can do. car will not start. what is the best why to handle this situation. no spare keys available.

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  • julesh99 Dec 29, 2008

    no I do not have the piece that fell out. Is there a way to re-route the wiring to by pass the security? Or would it be better to put in a new ignition?

  • julesh99 Dec 29, 2008

    Thanks, it is pricey to have a key ordered. Just checking on options. Thanks again for your help!

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    not unless u are in possession of a factory wiring diagram and prepared to tear the electrical system apart to locate a POSSIBLE bypass re-wire, no u are stuck, have it towed to the dealer, how where u thinking they could even cut a key? u ill need a new lock cylinder as well as the re-program of the security module.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U will have to get a new key made, there is no other choice, do u have the little piece that fell out of the key? it has a certain resistance value that is needed to select the proper key blank to make a new key, if not you will need to take this to the dealer to re-program the security module.


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Jmeyer847 cutting a key without the resistance value of the old key will give u a crank no start, julesh99 The key blanks for your car are about $20, in 99 they started using a different system, those are around $40

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Best advice I can give would be to contact a couple of locksmith companies around the area. They maybe able to cut you a new key on the spot. Also you could try to give the Dealership a call and order a key through them (its kinda pricey). Thats where I would start.Good luck to you. Thanks for using fixya!



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