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chapel



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PostSubject: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 6:57 pm

I lost my keys today.
I have a spare set, luckily, but I want to have two sets. Do I need to go to the dealer to have the PassKey coded or something?

sucks... I've never lost a set of keys in my life...
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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:01 pm

Grab a multi meter, measure the resistance on the chip. Buy a new chipped key with the same resistance and then have it cut.

Here's the key chart

http://www.thirdgen.org/vats_passkey_system
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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:02 pm

seriously?
I just need to test the resistance and buy a keyblank with the same resistance?

...

that sounds easy enough.

found this:

http://www.impalassforum.com/vBulletin/showthread.php?t=227294
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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:03 pm

chapel wrote:
seriously?
I just need to test the resistance and buy a keyblank with the same resistance?

...

that sounds easy enough.

Pretty much. Passkey isnt that advanced Laughing
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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:45 pm

7.44k ohms.
Key 13?
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:32 pm

Thats correct.
Now if you want to bypass the system, put 7.5K ohm resistor (or in series resistors) into the mate where it comes out of the steering column (small ga. orange & wht IIRC)
That tells the system the correct resistance key is in there & you dont need a chipped key. Search for more detail & pic on this forum

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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:34 pm

but I'd still have to buy a key blank

I got a set of blanks with the right transistor for $12 and a new remote for $12.
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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:37 pm

Just letting you know.
When the wires break (because they're so frail...some do & some dont) you'll start to get the passkey fault & car wont start.
Now you know what to do

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chapel



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:53 pm

will installing resistors in line, will I need to remove the resistors from the key?
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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:01 pm

Nope, its a unique 2 wires that check the resistance.
Once bypassed downstream, nothing matters upstream.
On the other hand, your disabling the VATS.
Unless its worth stealing it's no problem

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sdstick



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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:03 pm


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96BBB 28K 3.42 Bolt-ons
95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:18 pm

You can get aftermarket key blanks for a few bucks each.
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PostSubject: Re: what do I do to get a new key?   Sat Jan 14, 2012 6:44 pm

$3.25 at CLK Supplies
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