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Old 07-27-2009, 06:33 PM   #1
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I have a 2006 Ion-2. Do Saturns key's have the micro-chip in them? I have the Passlock icon on my panel so does that mean my key has the chip in it?

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Old 07-27-2009, 06:51 PM   #2
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Default Re: Passlock question

The Ion's passlock system uses microchips in the ignition cylinder, unlike the chips that were visible on the keys of F-cars and Corvettes, starting in the mid-80s.

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Old 07-27-2009, 07:40 PM   #3
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The Keys .... No

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Old 07-28-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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So I can go make duplicates of my keys with no problem?

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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Yes ........ the dealer can properly cut a key for you.

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Old 07-28-2009, 10:10 PM   #6
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why would you go to the dealership and spend 20-40 dollars when you can go to a hardware store and get one cut for a few dollars?

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Old 07-28-2009, 11:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Passlock question

Copies of a worn out key work as well as the worn out key.
Get a key cut from code at Saturn. Keep it safe, don't use it except for making keys from it.

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Old 07-29-2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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cars usually come with 2 keys/fobs, I always have a new one laying around to be used for making copies

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:57 PM   #9
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If the key that needs to be cut to to mine already has a chip in it does it really matter? Or will the chip conflict with the ignition? The reason I'm asking is that I have a switchblade key for my car that I want to cut to my key, but the fob has a chip in it. Since the ION's don't use the microchip, can I still use it in the ignition? It's made for any GM car so I'm able to program the fob part, I'm just asking about the key.

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Old 07-31-2009, 12:45 PM   #10
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the problems you'll have there is does the chip clear the key slot (if the chip is in the key blade), will the fob program to your car, and is the blank the right shape. if it meets those requirements, you'll be ok.

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Old 08-20-2009, 01:42 AM   #11
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can you add fobs to Saturn Ion that did not come with ones?

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Old 08-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #12
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not easily, or cheaply.

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Old 08-23-2009, 08:20 PM   #13
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why would you go to the dealership and spend 20-40 dollars when you can go to a hardware store and get one cut for a few dollars?

Because for under $10 bucks I get a new cut cut from code and not a copy of a key thats worn out. Evan if I have new key sitting around I get a key key cut from code not a key made by somene thats has no idea how in the world to use the key grinding machine. I'll always pay $3 bucks more to buy somwthing done right.

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Old 08-23-2009, 10:22 PM   #14
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$3? I've never been offered to have a key cut at the dealership cut for under $20, that's at least $15 more than a fancy key at a hardware store. I don't go to walmart, I go to a real hardware store where they really know how to cut keys.

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Old 08-23-2009, 11:16 PM   #15
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$3? I've never been offered to have a key cut at the dealership cut for under $20, that's at least $15 more than a fancy key at a hardware store. I don't go to walmart, I go to a real hardware store where they really know how to cut keys.

I never paid $10 bucks to have a key cut at a SATURN retailer........... a real hardware store grinds keys. Oh and read the post .... I do not believe I said the dealer would cut a key for $3.00 ...... READ

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Old 08-24-2009, 12:21 AM   #16
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you think I live in a fantasy world, no dealership will cut a consumer a key for so cheap unless they like you because you spend a lot of money there, make a deal, ect...

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Old 08-24-2009, 11:21 AM   #17
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Dial 1-480-496-8888 ask for TOM in parts, heck ask for anyone in parts.

ION key under $10 bucks
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:58 PM   #18
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Did you make the call ................ tell me whats the nearest SATURN retailer to you Mr 81%, I'll call them and get a price. I have a phone and I've seen South Park ...... South Park, thats on TV ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Television ).

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Old 09-10-2009, 08:28 AM   #19
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Official Saturn key cut to vin# here in western NY ran me only $7, no reason to get copies made at a hardware store at that price.

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Old 03-26-2010, 10:44 PM   #20
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my ignition switch locked up on me Wed an hour away from home while on a job in hte field. So Car was stuck rinning with no way to cut the engine. Ignition switch was all jammed up and no way of getting it out. I picked up me car today with the new(USED) stering column and only one pretty worn down key. I'm looking to have another key made but no one around here has a blank for it. Home Depot, Lowes and any other hardware store with the grey flip box they try to fit my key into don't have the right one. I went to a locksmith and he did his best but the one he cut did not work. Any ideas as to where I can get a reasonable key(or 2) cut from my new(USED and worn down) key?? thanks all

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