Originally Posted by Tech II
Well, if this is PassKey I or II, and it starts the car without a chip in the key, then the lock cylinder wiring harness in the column has been bypassed by a resistor....that'* the only way key without a chip can start the car.....this is a cheap way to fix a broken wire to the lock cylinder....
Usually when you have a resistor chip in the ignition key, you have a blank key for the door locks...
I appreciate your feedback.
To make sure I'm understanding correctly, you are saying my issue may be a broken wire in the lock cylinder?
The two keys that doesn't have a chip were made when a locksmith came out because we "thought" we lost the keys. He cut us two keys, both actually start the car and open the doors to the car. Those keys were cut back in Dec 2015. We never had an issue until now with the keys not turning in the ignition.
Only other thing that was recently installed was a radio. I'm not sure if wiring for the radio is anywhere near the ignition cylinder wiring.......other than that the keys just wont turn.