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Did you try another key?
If you have a 2009 Sentra, it is indeed a chip key. I am 100% certain of that. My buddy has a 2010 Sentra and I just had to make him 2 new keys cause they were so worn.
Since you only have 1 key, try going to the dealer with your vin number and have them cut you another key. If the key turns in the ignition, then you know it's a key issue and then all you would need to do is have it programmed to the car for it to work.
The steering lock is a mechanical operation with your car. So if the key can't release the lock, it could be worn like my buddies 2010. That is what I am thinking.
If you give me your Vin number, I can get you your key code to have a new key made if you like.
So I was right that the key was worn?
I have another idea for you. If you go to Home Depot they have a key frequency copier. So take that worn key and have them make you two new keys. Then use the frequency of the worn key to program the new keys. That is the cheapest way I can suggest to have a key made and programmed.
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