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I have lost my original key and keyfob to my 2006 Corvette

Short answer, you can not. Your car is equipped with an immobilizer. With out a properly coded key/transponder chip you will not be able to start your car. It disables fuel and spark. Its possible you ...
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I have lost my original key and keyfob to my 2006 Corvette

Terrible answer - find your lost key If you know its definitely destroyed or overboard at sea then you're out of luck, but if you just misplaced it then look very hard everywhere it could be. Can you ...
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Golf 7 key stolen, which fuse to remove to disable car key reprogramming?

There is no fuse to remove that will disable immobilizer programming. You can how ever remove the fuse for the obd2 power. That will slow someone down since their tool would no longer be powered and ...
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Prius dash board completely off and engine does not shut down

Follow up 10/4/2017 Since the incident reported below, I had the car diagnosed by Toyota and, as expected, they recommend replacing the instrument display unit (5 weeks to get the part and ~$900 in ...
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Prius dash board completely off and engine does not shut down

The symptoms point to a failed Combination Meter. Besides the speedometer, it also controls the power off button and the dashboard lights (except the check engine light). Apparently it can also be ...
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Chevy Cobalt key stuck in ignition, battery dead

If you look up from underneath the steering column there is a hole where you can push a button or a tab to release the key with a srewdriver.
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Ignition key gets blocked when wheels are removed and fixed again

I think you are are referring to the steering/ignition lock. Once a vehicle is jacked-up off the ground, the suspension hangs lower & sags down slightly. Once the vehicle is let down onto the ...
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Ignition key gets blocked when wheels are removed and fixed again

See my answer to another question. Pressure or movement on the wheels of the car can cause the steering wheel lock to bind up and prevent the key from turning. This seems totally normal.
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Anyway to ditch keyless ignition for ignition that uses a key?

the higher end trims, which all come with keyless ignition So, I'm going to actually go against the crowd here and say, yes, this is completely manageable. Think about it- If they sell the same year ...
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Can I switch my electronic ignition to one which uses a key?

can I switch that electronic ignition starting with an old-school key? No. At least, not anywhere near 'easily'. That ignition switch, from what I can see, has about 13 low-current wires. At least ...
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2003 Hummer H2 Ignition Lock Cylinder Has Hole Drilled into It from Car Thieves

2 ways. drill the center hole bigger or drill the side bar out. Its around 7 o clock on your picture.This bar is what prevents the lock from turning. Once this is drilled away or pried out from ...
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Spare hide-a-key for both access to the car and starting?

My Subaru has push button start. If the car senses the key fob anywhere inside the car, I can not lock the doors. The fob has a mechanical key (#2 in pic below) that will open the driver's door. ...
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Can I switch my electronic ignition to one which uses a key?

Yes it can be done. There are various options depending on the fault. I have got around every fault the ignition module can give someway or another. If the key turns and but the steering lock doesn't ...
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On what frequency range do keyless entry fobs transmit?

Automotive keyless entry systems typically operate at either 315MHz or 433MHz. If you use an RTL-SDR you can pickup the signals. There are also aftermarket antennas specifically tuned to pickup these ...
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Replacement/Copy of 70s Honda Key

It is difficult to matchup keys only based on a picture. In my travels, I did find several Ilco blank keys that are similar in appearance to yours, I even found a few places that sell them online. It ...
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Won't Start, No Crank, Lights Inside Work, Key Issue, Electric?

When this happens, the first thing to do is buy a Voltmeter. Test the battery (or lug it to the autostore where they can test it for free.) If you have the correct battery and the battery is ...
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How to program a transponder key of a 2000 Toyota Sienna

Here's the method if you don't have a scan tool. Note this is for a brand new key & ECM. Ensure SECURITY indicator light is flashing. SECURITY indicator is located on left side of instrument ...
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Electronics work fine, but engine won't start

you have pretty much diagnosed your own problem. The problem is the main key. You need to take the car to a dealership or qualified car locksmith, and they can reset the key code or replace the faulty ...
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Key won't turn to off position on 2010 Chevy Aveo

GM Provides a flow chart to help you out. TL;DR The car probably doesn't think you're in park. Ignition Key Cannot Be Inserted, Rotated, or Removed from the Ignition Lock Cylinder Step ...
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Ignition Key Replacement

Goto the dealership If you goto the dealership for the manufacturer of your car you can bring some things with you to get a key, possibly. Drivers license, passport VIN Number of your vehicle Title ...
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Prius dash board completely off and engine does not shut down

I took my car in to Toyota and it was a bad combo meter they had to hold my car until the new meter came in because the mileage on the car had to match the new meter. They told me it would be around ...
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2000 ford ranger won't start

Unfortunately, it looks like once the Ford PAT system has tripped, it needs a dealer to fix it...
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Prius dash board completely off and engine does not shut down

There is a Service Advisory from Toyota on this. I got my combo meter replaced on the 2007 Prius at Toyota's expense. I think there is a time and mileage limit for that. If you are within the limits, ...
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Anyway to ditch keyless ignition for ignition that uses a key?

Brain dump, no real experience With keyless ignition, you have a key fob, some sensors that detect the key fob, and some sort of ECU that interprets the input from the sensors. If this whole setup ...
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1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue

The "Blade Thingy" is pretty much just that a flat blade that connects the ignition switch and wheel lock with the ignition lock cylinder. When you turn your key in the lock-cylinder it turns this ...
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Ignition will not turn on a 2006 Kia Rio (manual)

The number one cause for kia ignitions not turning are the keys being worn down. I suggest you first have a locksmith or dealer cut you a code cut key (not a copy of what you have). I see your in the ...
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If my Infinity/Nissan car key fob can unlock and lock the door but not start ignition

The prox, keyless entry and transponder on button are all different circuits inside the key. So you cant fully rule out the key just yet. It could still be half damaged. The first thing I would do ...
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Starting issues (turns over but doesn't fire) on a 2011 VW Routan (like Dodge Grand Caravan). Maybe electrical issues?

This is nothing to do with the key if its cranking. Almost ALWAYS with this model it will be the built in fuel pump relay inside the TIPM (fuse box under hood). You can replace the tipm or you can ...
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2003 Hummer H2 Coding an Ignition Lock Cylinder

Your key has 4 depths and 10 spaces. 1 being the shallowest, 4 being the deepest and you can not have a 1 next to a 4. Your ignition only uses spaces 1-9. You can figure it out pretty easy by doing ...
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Hyundai can't remove key

Hyundai makes lots of different models. Do a search for shift interlock problems on your year, make, model. That's what the system is called.
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