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I did something potentially really stupid - drilled a hole through my key (to hang it because the clip busted) Now, the car will not start, I understand this to be the immobilizer. The car starts but then shuts down after 1 or 2 seconds. So now, I bet I will have to buy new keys. But instead, is there a way I can just shut off the immobilizer? Maybe reprogram the thing? Because the car is 10 years old now - if someone wants to steal it more power to them......

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You would have to replace the ECM at a minimum and most likely the ECM and the Ignition. You should still be able to get keys for the vehicle with the chip installed but you would have to get them from the dealer. The immobilzer, in order to be of any use, would have to be incorporated into the ECM unit.

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