Originally Posted by chantspel
Just a wild guess but I figured I'd throw it out there. Any chance the dealer screwed up something and the resistance in the "chip" is wrong on your key? I believe that would cause a no "click" type issue.
That is why I included it in the original post because I don't know what the symptoms of that would be? Can anyone confirm this? They mentioned that if a specific ignition component had been replaced (sorry, can't recall the name) the key wouldn't work since they had to look it up by the VIN. Does anyone know what component this is, and if it had been replaced, would the original key cut still fit?
In the meantime, can anyone provide more details on what is involved in jumping the solenoid? Thanks for all the input.