Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Chip needs reprogramming

asked by on

We replaced the lock cylinder, but my car has to use keys that are chipped. The car will not turn over and the fuel pump shuts off. Can the chip be reprogrammed?

A: Yes, if the lock cylinder was replaced, it ...

Yes, if the lock cylinder was replaced, it usually comes with new keys. If the new keys have chips, a locksmith can program them to the system and you will be back on the road. If those keys are not chipped, they will not be able to be programmed. In this case, you have several options. A locksmith can cut you new keys that have chips and program them to the vehicle. The other option is to have the locksmith rekey the new lock cylinder to accept your old key. Our mechanics can also come to you to replace your ignition lock cylinder .

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: What do I have to fix about my ignition

You most likely moved the rotating gear for the ignition to the wrong position when you used the screw driver to turn the ignition. You may have damaged the ignition contact rod in the column as well. You should have...

Q: How can I get my car to start? - 2007 Nissan Altima

Hello there, many common problems will prevent your 2007 Nissan Altima from starting properly. The steering wheel lock and brake switch are both common failure points but if these did not fix the issue the car will need further diagnosis....

Q: After I changed the clutch in my 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier I do not have power to everything

Hi there. If everything was working prior to the replacement of the clutch then you need to first check the ground connections on the transmission and the block. If all of the electrical connections were checked then I would suspect...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...