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Old 08-24-2005, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Ignition Key flakey

Around half the time I turn the key in my ignition, there'* nothing. Just nothing happens at all. I try turning the key again, and voila -we start right up. Yes, my ignition key has a resistor thing in it.

I swapped my ignition key with the one my wife has one her keychain. I have no problem. Every time I try to start the car, it starts.

What'* the scoop on these funky keys? Do they go bad, or what? They're expensive, right? And do I have to go to a dealer to get a new one?

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Any more I do not think you have to go to the dealer ... Some places will be able to make you a key...

I paid $26 or 27 for a key for my 95 4 years ago... But you may want to try and clean the pellet in the key first and see what happens

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my key does that sometimes too. like when it raining out side and it get * bit wet.
when i try to start the car i get the security light that comes on for about 3 minutes but as soon as it goes off it will always start??? hmm oh well it hasnt done it for a while now.
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