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Old 01-05-2007, 04:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question: Does the Suzuki Reno (2005) use chipped ignition keys? I would like to have a duplicate key made and I can't get a straight answer out of the local dealer as to whether it is or not. They literally don't know!

If it is chipped could an unchipped copy successfully open the doors? My thought would be to carry an unchipped key in my wallet to open the door if I lock myself out.
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I know my key isnt chipped but some keys are and from what I undestand the way to find out if your key has a chip inside it is when you have the keyless entry systeme on the key itself and if your key doenst have have that feature then it isnt chipped but its really weird that your local chevy / suzuki dealer doesnt know if your key isnt chipped or not
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The chip in the key is just for auto door locks. It does not affect weather youcan drive or not
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i think hes talking about the key itself. most newer cars have a small chip with some information on them that allows just that key work on that specific car. if you want a new one, youd have to go to the dealer with the VIN number on your car for them to make you a new one. i had to do it with my cutlass..

my key is not chipped. there will be a little black plastic piece on the metal part of the key and a small tab on both sides. the two tabs on either side make an electrical connection and if the numbers in the key are what the computer is set up for, it will turn the car on...if you're using a key from your friends car(even if it is the exact same model and year), it won't start it.

i don't think suzuki added the chip feature unless they threw it in the other packages...
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i think hes talking about the key itself. most newer cars have a small chip with some information on them that allows just that key work on that specific car. if you want a new one, youd have to go to the dealer with the VIN number on your car for them to make you a new one. i had to do it with my cutlass..

my key is not chipped. there will be a little black plastic piece on the metal part of the key and a small tab on both sides. the two tabs on either side make an electrical connection and if the numbers in the key are what the computer is set up for, it will turn the car on...if you're using a key from your friends car(even if it is the exact same model and year), it won't start it.

i don't think suzuki added the chip feature unless they threw it in the other packages...
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The chip in the key is just for auto door locks. It does not affect weather you can drive or not
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The chip in the key is just for auto door locks. It does not affect weather you can drive or not
So I can just have any old locksmith make a copy of the key and the car will start and run on the copied key?
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So I can just have any old locksmith make a copy of the key and the car will start and run on the copied key?
Yeah. I had a slight problem finding someone that had the right size blank though since our keys so big...and the copy doesnt work as well but does work
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That is always a problem. I wounder if its a stock GM blank, or a Deawoo blank
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So I can just have any old locksmith make a copy of the key and the car will start and run on the copied key?
Not just any lock smith. As with most new vehicles, you need to go to the dealer...
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Not just any lock smith. As with most new vehicles, you need to go to the dealer...
I just went to a locksmith...or maybe ace hardware..dont remember who I had finally do it. The copys work, just not as smoothly as the stock one. Though I think over time they'd get better since the edges are kinda rough they'd get smoothed out.
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