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Old 04-28-2021, 05:07 PM   #113
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So ordered & received a fob with flip blank key The dealer already separated the factory key & fob. Will I still be able to use method 1 to add the flip key once it's cut?
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Old 04-29-2021, 04:59 AM   #114
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So ordered & received a fob with flip blank key The dealer already separated the factory key & fob. Will I still be able to use method 1 to add the flip key once it's cut?

As long as you have a working key.
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Old 04-30-2021, 08:47 PM   #115
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As long as you have a working key.
Yes sir you were correct. Got the fob/blank from Keyless-Remotes.com ($23.49). Had Guardian Security cut it for $40.00. Did the 1st program method
and everything went perfect. No hiccups, even remote starts works.

Funny thing the factory key looks way different on the cut than my new key. The locksmith saw the issue and went with an educated guess of what it should look like. Boy was I nervous driving home so I could try it. He told me I would have to pay another $40 plus the metal blank if it did not work. I said I trust you and he was right!
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Old 05-04-2021, 09:12 PM   #116
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When I bought the car it was at a used car dealership, they gave me 1 key, black and silver. I could only lock my doors manually and start car of course.when I go to unlock it (manually) the alarm goes off. So I have to jump in and put the key in ignition and turn it. So I went to chevy and bought a key fob . *it was just transponder remote.. the parts guy took my working key and cut another all silver key. And called it.. my "Dummy key" so now I have a remote with no blade, a dummy key and a working key with no fob but they are both laser cut. Is it possible to program just remote ,?
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:35 PM   #117
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I would try placing the new key and fob on a keyring together. Then use method one. I don't think the system knows the key is seperated, it just has to be close. The only unknown is if it matters if you don't have a working fob to start with will it make a difference? Since the old key does start the car, my guess is should not matter but maybe someone with more experience will chime in.
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Old 05-06-2021, 09:30 AM   #118
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When I bought the car it was at a used car dealership, they gave me 1 key, black and silver. I could only lock my doors manually and start car of course.when I go to unlock it (manually) the alarm goes off. So I have to jump in and put the key in ignition and turn it. So I went to chevy and bought a key fob . *it was just transponder remote.. the parts guy took my working key and cut another all silver key. And called it.. my "Dummy key" so now I have a remote with no blade, a dummy key and a working key with no fob but they are both laser cut. Is it possible to program just remote ,?
YES if you don't already have a working remote you can buy the original flip key and have the blade cut and program the remote yourself. It is possible that Dusk_2SS is correct as well because a safety recall later was made by GM to change the flip keys to a 2 piece set-up like yours due to people accidentally bumping their knee into the key while driving causing the ignition to shut off but most people have kept their flipkeys as a personal preference. The instructions on this page will work for a flipkey definitely and "maybe" yours as well.
http://www.tampabaycamaros.com/repla...amaro-key-fob/
There are instructions for new key or to make a second key. Buy a couple of the flip keys and follow the instructions for the first new key and then the second key can be programmed using the copying instructions. You can easily replace the 2 piece setup you have now, your only cost should be the purchase of the new flip keys and getting the blades cut.This is good information to know as well.


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Old 05-06-2021, 10:02 AM   #119
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I personally upgraded my tap shifter to the Hurst aluminum model years ago and found out a few years later it can be very dangerous to have anything but the flipkey in the ignition while driving. Even the smallest keyring attached to the flipkey or a 2 piece(recall set-up) has the possibility of getting caught by one of the Hurst aluminum paddles while turning the steering wheel. I had it happen one day going around a corner, believe me, it's pretty scary getting half way around a corner and then have the steering wheel stopped on you by surprise. Hurst never had any warnings about it years ago and not sure if they still sell them but very dangerous. I love my flipkey and still use it today but needless to say there is nothing attached to it anymore!
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Old 05-07-2021, 01:50 AM   #120
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So my trunk button on old fob pushed all the way through and no longer works. Not a big deal but annoying none the less.Bought a new one on ebay. Had the dealer near me cut the new flip key on the new fob. New key will open the door locks, but will not turn once in the ignition. Dealer want around 100 bucks for new fob and programming. But im already out the 20 for the new fob and the 10 to cut the key. What should I do. I plan on going back to the dealer and see if they can do anything but I think im gonna have to bite the bullet and just get the new fob from the dealer
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So my trunk button on old fob pushed all the way through and no longer works. Not a big deal but annoying none the less.Bought a new one on ebay. Had the dealer near me cut the new flip key on the new fob. New key will open the door locks, but will not turn once in the ignition. Dealer want around 100 bucks for new fob and programming. But im already out the 20 for the new fob and the 10 to cut the key. What should I do. I plan on going back to the dealer and see if they can do anything but I think im gonna have to bite the bullet and just get the new fob from the dealer
If the key won't turn in the ignition it sounds like they didn't cut it correctly. Maybe the door locks are more forgiving that the ignition cylinder. An unprogrammed key will still turn in the ignition otherwise it would not be able to be programmed. I would try swapping the blade from the old fob into the new fob and program it using the new key method.
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:52 AM   #122
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The key was cut poorly. Find a better locksmith to copy the original. Going rate around here is $40 per cut. $10 was way too cheap.
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