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Old 02-15-2015, 04:29 PM   #1
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Dizzy Redline Transponder Key

I own a 2007 Saturn Ion Redline. I lost my only copy of my car key. With the help of AAA I will be getting a new key tomorrow, but I''d like to be as informed as I can be before then.

When I spoke to the dealer they said I have a transponder key, and that only they would be able to program it for my car. Is that the case? Can I program the key without a dealer, and do I have a transponder key at all?

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Old 02-16-2015, 09:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: Redline Transponder Key

you do not have a transponder key. ions never had those. any cheap key will work. you have passlock system where in order to start any key needs to be in ignition. ANY key. key is just metal. any hardware store can make you a cheap key.

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Without an ignition key, ask this dealer to make two new keys from your car's VIN. Have your license, registration, insurance card, whatever, ready for identification as owner. This ensures only an original key is made. If this dealer refuses, walk out and go to another GM dealer until you find one that will deal with you honestly.

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Old 02-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #4
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Default Re: Redline Transponder Key

Above posts are correct. If you need to replace the keyless entry unit, it will have to be programmed.

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Old 02-16-2015, 01:18 PM   #5
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:20 PM   #6
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Default Re: Redline Transponder Key

mine has a transponder key, lol. not sure why, but my recall replacement key shows as having a chip according to the parts store testers, my old key doesn't. but as stated, ions don't have a transponder based security system. as long as the key is cut by a dealer, or someone with the correct key code and key blank, it will work. all that matters is the code and blank.

our RKE remotes, however, NEED to be programmed by a dealership.

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Old 02-17-2015, 09:33 PM   #7
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thats funny. only thing i can think of is dealer thought it needed chip key and made one for it. car would still work but wouldnt need it as im sure you know. does key say pk3 or pk3plus? just curious.

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