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Can you spray something on your key or in the ignition to make it recognize the key

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How would that work?
You don't spray anything into any vehicle lock
or electrical part.
The key has to be programmed
That is in most owners manuals
Some vehicles need 2 programmed keys,
just for it to start

Posted on Jul 20, 2013


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