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Old 06 Oct 2017, 02:32 pm
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Well, I called the stealership and the locksmith, but believe it or not the locksmith was more expensive. And Walmart said they couldnt do it. So I figured the dealership would have more specific model experience in case something didnt go right, and cost less. Guess I was wrong.
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Well, I called the stealership and the locksmith, but believe it or not the locksmith was more expensive. And Walmart said they couldnt do it. So I figured the dealership would have more specific model experience in case something didnt go right, and cost less. Guess I was wrong.
I would suggest calling different locksmith's. Some might have better access to the information required to do the job.
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No, im actually going to call the locksmith again, hes never touched the car. Its the dealership that cant perform the task.
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Here is one locksmith in the link below that can do the job with the codes for Pt Cruisers.

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No, im actually going to call the locksmith again, hes never touched the car. Its the dealership that cant perform the task.
Do you only have 1 dealership in your area?

If not, I would find another dealership to deal with

I just called my local dealership, that I deal with all the time, and they can do it, cut the key and program it, from the vehicle VIN.

The dealership you've contacted sounds like they don't know what they're doing.
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I would just hide the good key under the stering wheel trin and have copys made without the chip
With key hiden under trim skim is read and auto runs normal
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And they even told her that the key they cut but failed to program... she'd better not even use it for a backup just to open the door, they said not to use it at all!
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I would just hide the good key under the stering wheel trin and have copys made without the chip
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Absolutely! I was thinking about this plan too, I was going to snoop around and figure out how close to the ignition the key has to be.
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Absolutely! I was thinking about this plan too, I was going to snoop around and figure out how close to the ignition the key has to be.
That's an easy trick on a 1st Gen PT.

Just have two copies of the original key made on regular non-Sentry blanks. Then removed the cover from the steering column and use zip ties to secure the original key to the SKIM near the ring that goes around the ignition.



You can also take the SKIM loose, zip tie the Sentry key to the ring on the SKIM, plug the SKIM back in and hide it inside the dash.

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