ignition key replacement

Asked by Jan 08, 2009 at 08:02 PM about the 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1997 replacement key won't start car. 1st time ket turned but wouldn't start now will hatrdly turn and alarm goes off.

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is it a chipped key? meaning is there a an electric chip inside the key that communicates with the car to tell it that its the right key. If so then the regular key wont work. I know with chryslers if you use a regular metal replacement on a skim or a key with a fob attached three times then it disables the entire engine so you cant start it if your life depended on it you got to get it towed to the dealer.

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