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The verdict: my key is chipped

 
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Old 11 Sep 2010, 01:15 pm
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Default The verdict: my key is chipped

Well, having washed and waxed the car, I figured the next thing was to see if my keys were really non-chipped (as the hardware store guy told me). Figuring I was already home and could call Triple A if the car blew up, I used the plain key the hardware store had made me. I successfully opened the door, got the key into the ignition, turned it--and the engine shut down, not after 2 seconds but more like 2 nanoseconds. No blowing up or blonking alarm system, it just gracefully shut down. I immediately put the "real" key in and the engine started and ran just fine.

I could've taken the car around the block enjoying the dark stares of my neighbors driven by envy to silent rage, but I hadn't had a shower yet and more important, I had to do my service to humanity by posting my results.

Hope everyone is having as exciting a weekend as I am.
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Old 11 Sep 2010, 04:02 pm
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Default Re: The verdict: my key is chipped

Thanks for the update.

BTW, yes I'm having an exciting weekend. Just came back from the Chevy dealer where I put 1K down on a new Chevy CRUZE. Hasn't even hit the streets yet here but they've been making them down in Australia for 3 years under the Holden Cruze Badge. 1.8l turbo, 40mpg highway.

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