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Lost my keys, need new keys. how do i get new

Am i able to order new keys to the car, or do i have to change the ignition system all together

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The original dealer will have a record of your cars details or they can sort it out from the VIN number

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I lost my only key to my 2000 gmc jimmy does this require a chip or is it just a regular key

No your vehicle doesn't have a chip key . You can just replace the key and lock cylinder . Without a key to copy ! Or the dealer can cut a key using the Vin #

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Why do you have to have two programmed ignition keys in order to program a new chip key. ?

probably need to keys so that a key could be clone from a good key
if you lost a key and want a spare , there is no way around it except to buy a new fob key and have it programmed to the immobilizer system

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go to GM dealer with VIN and proof of ownership and order new key.

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Vw beetle does not start. seems like its some kind of anti theft protection. the car/key icon lights up, it turns over for a second , then off. this is the first time this has happened, but we bought it...

First of all you need to programm all ignition keys using suitable diagnostic equipment (VAS, VAG-Com) connected to the data link connector of the car.

You have an electronic immobilizer key recognition problem. Now your key chip is not recognized by the transponder antenna fitted on the ignition switch barrel.

  • Everytime when you had a new key you must programm all available ignition car keys before trying to start the engine with this new key !!!
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    This warning lamp indicates that the engine is locked by the immobilizer system, and the engine start sequence must be repeat again.

    From year 1995 in Audi-VW (VAG) cars is used engine immobilizer. The VAG group immobilizer system consists of an immobilizer ECU which controls the recognition of keys and the Engine Management ECU system. Immobilizer is activated when the ignition key is removed and, together with the engine control unit, largely prevents unauthorized starting of the engine. The system uses a transmitter and receiver unit in the ignition key (transponder). Whenever an attempt is made to start the engine, it transmits a new code to the car's electronics. The immobilizing is only cancelled and car motor electronic receives permission to start engine if the key sends a right authorization code.


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    I am in NB and lost my only key, can you help?

    You will need to contact your local Jaguar dealer and give them the VIN number so that they can remake your key, or order you a new set of keys. You will need the VIN and proof of ownership(title) to get your new key.

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    Lost keys and dont have spare keys also

    You'll need to contact your Kia dealer with proof of ownership of your car and the VIN number. They can then look up the key pattern and order it in. If the keys are immobiliser keys, then they'll be very expensive and will still need programming to the ignition system. Many Kia dealers will program them to your car for free if you're a regular customer.

    The only other option is even more expensive: get an automotive locksmith to replace all of the lock barrels, the ignition barrel and to provide new keys and to program them to the car. This option is often so expensive that it sends otherwise perfectly good cars to the scrapyard.

    Sorry, but if you have lost your keys then there is no quicker option to regain full use of your vehicle.

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    You should be able to give you vin number to the dealer. they can cut you a new key. As for removing the lock... you need to turn the ignition to the on position then push an 1/8" rod into the small hole in the bottom of the steering colum right under the lock assembly. After placing it in the ingition lock will easly pull out. Insert the new one in reverse order.

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