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Is the key that you have a valet key(grey head)?
Yes, but it is not starting the car, fits the ignition but wont turn in the ignition
Does it unlock the doors?
It will not unlock any of the doors
A valet key should unlock the doors and start the car if it is the correct key for the car. A new master key can be cut by key code or vin at a dealer. It will also have to be programed before it will start the car. It will let you open the trunk to retrieve your other keys.
You can also remove the lower dash trim and unplug the connector for the trunk release and use a jumper wire to pop the trunk.
I would like to try that, can you explain a jumper wire
There is a connector that plugs into the lock portion. You can use a small peice of wire to jump from one side of the connector to the other to allow the switch to work, bypassing the lock.
I will try that, can i reach you back via this same chat if i need to?
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I have removed the access panel and am not doing something right. I have disconnected the modular connectors on the back of the trunk lock switch and have tried running a wire between the male modular connectors that I disconnected and tried jumping the wire between the femal module that the connectors plugged into. Neither one has worked. Do i need to plug the male modules back into the the female connector attached to the trunck switch