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My Spare Key Won't Start My Car

I have a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS... I lost my key's and my spare key only unlocks the doors, but wont start the car... When I insert the key in the ignition there is not even a 'ding ding ding' that denotes the key's are in the ignition. HELP!!! Not sure if there is anything I can do...

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  • gpizzola22 Mar 05, 2009

    I can just insert it... It doesn't turn-- that's the problem

  • gpizzola22 Mar 05, 2009

    Ok Im going to try that now and see if I have any luck... I'll let u know how it turns out in a little while...

  • gpizzola22 Mar 05, 2009

    UPDATE: Long story short...THE KEYS ARE FOUND!!!

    kiatiger - Thank you for the prompt attention to my problem...Appreciate it very much...What do u suggest I do to make sure this doesn't happen again...not lose the keys of course!! haha but I mean with the spare... How do i get a spare key that will start my ignition?!?!

  • Zachary Kloefkorn May 11, 2010

    can you turn the key forward or you can just insert it?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 2001 suburban ever thing works but take key out n it still dings like something in ignition

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    I have a 2001 suburban ever thing works but take key out n it still dings like something in ignition how do I get something out of ignition?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    the truck was locked and the radio came on by itself. also the key switch was dinging like keys were in the ignition

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014




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Ok well here's the thing. This key has not been used before. The keys are cut to the specs of the ignition so they may be undercut so to speak. I know on my car i can turn it upside down it will work. But on the other hand it could just possibly be a back up for when you lock your keys in your car (not likely but it's still possible). You can keep putting your key in and out a bunch of times and **** the steering wheel back and forth as you turn the key to get it used to the ignition switch. See if that works and if not i will see what i can come up with in the meantime for this exact car.

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  • Zachary Kloefkorn Mar 06, 2009

    the best thing your can do it take the key that starts it into the dealer or an actual shop that makes dealer keys and get a few cut. That's what i did anyways! You're very welcome and glad to see that you found the key.



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