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Q: Key won't program

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My truck was stolen, and thieves tried to hot wire it. I replaced the cylinder to the ignition and had a new key made, but now the key won't program. I have had some adjustments done on the sensor to the ignition, and replaced the battery.

Greetings! Your truck is considerably new, therefore the key, ignition, and the immobilizer system will have to be reprogrammed by the special equipment that is only available at the dealership, or by a licensed locksmith.

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