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Experience:  GM Grand Master Technician 2007. 14 years experience.
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My chip on my key won't read, Take the key to the dealer and

Customer Question

My chip on my key won't read
JA: Is the key stripped or worn?
Customer: Take the key to the dealer and they and they couldn't read the key
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: It's a 1991 Pontiac firebird
JA: Are you fixing your Firebird yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No the car not reading the key at all
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: The will not start at all
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

Hey how are you

at the dealer did they try a new key and program it to car

did they run a scan on the anti theft module

those key pellets on the metal part go bad and we replace all the time

did they tell you issue not key and could be module, receiver ,antenna etc ..?

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I have call locksmith an couldn't do anything
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Just want to correct the problem
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Chad r you still there
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

yes sorry lost internet connection i m here

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

i need more info, did they scan and retrief fault code and did they attempt another new key ?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
The dealer Scan key I only have one key to the car
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

sir i need more info

what does that mean dealer scan key and what did they say about it

do you need another one or the issue is the system in the car not recognizing key

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They scan an couldn't read key
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
They can't read the ohm on the key
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

ok why not replace the key, if they can not read oh or infine ohm on key replace it

was there a reason why not ry replace it ,the lock smith guy should have these keys with him

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I drive to the store and turn it off came back out from the store got in the car put key in the ignition switch and turn the ignition switch and it would start up
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 2 months ago.

again you have to answer my question so i can help you

ok why not replace the key, if they can not read oh or infinet ohm on key replace it

was there a reason why not ry replace it ,the lock smith guy should have these keys with him