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How to check if my vehicle's key has an immobilizer chip.

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Just figured i would post this up as i have been asked a few times on how to test if the vehicles key has an immobilizer chip inside it.


Pretty simple, wrap the key in alluminum foil insert it into the ignition and try to start the vehicle. If the vehicle starts then your vehicle does not have an immobilizer.


Here is a picture to refrence on how this would be done.


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asked Mar 16, 2016 in FAQ by derek ! (277,310 points)
retagged Apr 4, 2016 by Robert T

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