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Keys with chips

What can be the reason for the vehicle not reading the chip ? When the theft light stays solid it starts, but when it flashers it wont start. I have replaced the battery in it, (the key)but it still acts up from time to time. It seems to do that more frequent.

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Make sure you have nothing elese atached to the key chain not other keys or any metal objets and try, but if you have nothing else i recomend you to call a locksmith mobile guy, and askthem if he has the machine to reprogram your key

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