Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 9:47 am Post subject: Does 2005 Impala use passlock?
When I picked up my 05 Impala, I went to Home Depot to get copies made. $2.35 each, & they work perfectly w/o any kind of programming. However, when I got a spare key for my gf's 06 Monte Carlo from the dealer, it wouldn't start the car until I programmed the spare key. Is this normal? GARY
If it is a key that has an rfid in it then you will most likely not be able to get it to work in the car if it is bought from a home depot, as most of the keys they carry don't contain the chip.
Actually, they did. And they even had a box on top of the key machine to copy the code from the original key to the newly cut key. But on my gf's 06 MC, I inserted the original key, turned the key to on, waited 5 seconds, then removed the key. I then inserted the real GM copy, turned the key to on, waited 5 seconds, & removed it. It now starts the car, which it never did before. GARY
00-05 have the security chip inside the tumbler, so it just used simple keys.
06+ has the chip in the key, so it costs much more to replace.
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