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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-17-2018, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Ignition Key Programing

Has anyone had any luck programming an ignition key themselves?

Here's my current dilemma:
- 2008 G6
- No visible chip in key
- Bought with only 1 original key & FOB
- Made a copy of original key at home depot, with a plain, metal key.
- Lost original key (&FOB)
- Copied key opens the door and turns aux power on, but does not start ignition, the 'security' symbol shows on the dash
- Tried to 'program' the copied, plain metal key a few different times (i.e: 10 min turned on 3Xs), with no luck. The security light never goes off even if i leave it in for more than 10 min
- Ordered a 'Pontiac' key (&FOB) off of Amazon (has good reviews that it has worked)

So now my question is - can I get the new blank 'Pontiac' key cut at a regular locksmith using the plain, metal, un-programmed key, then program the Pontiac Key myself?

I found a service (KeyMe) that says they will come to my house and do everything for $100-$200, but I would really like to save that money if I can! Please HELP!
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Oh - a blank transponder key is what I have.
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in a 2008 im sure you have a chip. Do you have a + sign on the original key? you'd have to take it to a locksmith. Ive even seen some hardware stores like Ace that does keys with chips.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2018, 07:51 PM
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You can go to your local dealer and show proof of ownership. They can get the code an cut the key for you. You can program it yourself. But it takes about 30 minutes. Turn the key on wait 10 minutes turn off an back on. Repeat 3 times
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Oh you can take your old sensor or even another one from say the junkyard and cut that black plastic in half, the same direction as the key being careful not to damage the chip. It's in there in the middle. Take off your column cover and super glue it (the chip) right below as close as possible to the lock tumbler assembly. Your car can now have 3 dollar keys without chips, the drawback, your car can now be stolen. They will tell you at home depot you need it programmed, tell then no, just match it up to a GM blank without a chip and cut it. They will with some reluctance. But it works. All that chip is a RFID device. The antenna loops around the Ignition switch, as long as the chip is close enough for the antenna to pick it up, it will start.
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