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My wife is out of town with my key in her purse, i have a second key that is grey. It will start the E, but have never run it that long with it. What i am gettin at is, if it starts the thing it should be chipped correct? I just dont want to get to the store and it wont start agian. The reason i am up in the air about it is that i put a new ingition in my aunts buick and the new key cranked the car and ran it for a short while then ......... flatline. mine is a 07
 

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My wife is out of town with my key in her purse, i have a second key that is grey. It will start the E, but have never run it that long with it. What i am gettin at is, if it starts the thing it should be chipped correct? I just dont want to get to the store and it wont start agian. The reason i am up in the air about it is that i put a new ingition in my aunts buick and the new key cranked the car and ran it for a short while then ......... flatline. mine is a 07

When you say it doesn't run very long do you mean it will run for a few seconds and shut off? If that is the case the immobilezer isn't recognizing the key.

Mine will do the same thing with the spare i keep in my wallet. Did you buy the E new or used? Either there is a problem with the key (not very likely) or someone cut a new valet key and never had it programmed.
 

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When you say it doesn't run very long do you mean it will run for a few seconds and shut off? If that is the case the immobilezer isn't recognizing the key.

Mine will do the same thing with the spare i keep in my wallet. Did you buy the E new or used? Either there is a problem with the key (not very likely) or someone cut a new valet key and never had it programmed.
When i started my e with the other key it cranked and ran fine, but i only moved it around the yard then parked it. The one that quit was the buick i worked on. What im trying to figure out is If my key wasent programed would it even start the car, or will it stat and run for X amount of time then quit. Got it used so no idea about it, it is a honda key
 

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When i started my e with the other key it cranked and ran fine, but i only moved it around the yard then parked it. The one that quit was the buick i worked on. What im trying to figure out is If my key wasent programed would it even start the car, or will it stat and run for X amount of time then quit.
A key that hasn't been programmed will start the E. As is said in my previous post mine will start and run for a few secnds and the shut off. If it starts and stays running you will not have to worry about it shutting off on you.
 

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grey key is the valet key. Works like the other keys except it won't work on the glove box or rear hatch.
 
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