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Does 2002 have a chip in the key and how can I get another from after market store

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This car is equipped with a P.A.T. (passive anti theft) system. There is no way for you to create another key that will work. The keys all have a small transponder chip in them.

The P.A.T. module must be accessed with the dealer scan tool to pair a new key with the car. It takes them about a 1/2 to do one. Might be a good idea to have them pair two keys at the same time as a backup.

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