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Monel key

18 October 2004
Moutain View, Ca
I have a 1998 with a factory security system. I have always been under the impression that the monel key doesn't work for my car for some reason. I'm revisiting this assumption. Can anyone shed light on whether the monel key will work? I don't know if I have a factory immobilizer.
The Monel key can be cut to unlock the doors and trunk as well as to turn the ignition lock. Without the Immobilizer chip near by, however, the engine will not start.
I seem to remember that one could take the chip from the Immobilizer key and place it (tape to it) next to a non chip key and use it that way.
That kinda defeats the purpose of getting the Monel key, though.