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I just lost my non-chip key for this baby.
It worked fine for years. Local locksmith says it should not have worked and won’t chance another.
Any suggestions? I suspect that 2012s built early did not need chip keys.
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I just lost my non-chip key for this baby.
It worked fine for years. Local locksmith says it should not have worked and won’t chance another.
Any suggestions? I suspect that 2012s built early did not need chip keys.
Many thanks
Non chip key.
So you used that key to unlock the driver door?
Then the same key would start the engine? Interesting...
The only way I know this would work, would be there is a registered transponder near the ignition switch antenna.
In the early days of immobilizer systems. Aftermarket installers would place a registered transponder near the ignition switch antenna. So they could install a remote start system.
 

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Yes. One simple metal key for door and ignition.
Interesting. We are the only owners of car and never had a transponder installed. This was an early build aft the Japanese earthquake. Wonder if some part missing which will allow a non-chip.
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Yes 2HG is Canada manufacture.
Still can't explain how your car's immobilizer system worked without a transponder key.
I suppose your car could have an engineering flash in the PCM.
Been too long out of the loop to substantiate that possibility.

Not sure why the lock smith does not want to cut you another key.
Especially if he's qualifying the key as not expected to work as you think. And you're willing to pay for the new key. Worst case you have an extra key for the only mechanical lock on the car.
 
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