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I recently purchased some spare keys which had the 4 bottoms but no chips.

I placed the chips from my current keys in the new shell and went to Timpsons to have them cut.

They guy was very reluctant and said they don't cut keys they don't supply although previously they told me they can't supply the key.

Cut the story short he did it for cash £10 per key but no receipt or garuntee and if I came back it would be denied they ever did it lol

The key goes into the ignition and turns the engine over but the engine will not fire up just turns over....is this due to the key being cut wrong or the metal being to thin etc 

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The immobiliser chip doesn’t run off power - it runs off a magnetic pulse 

coming from around your ignition 


it’s a invisible hand shake that happens every time you start the car! 


Sounds like you either lost your chip 

Mir timpsons damaged it when 

taking your key apart (very common)

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