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    OK, I bought a couple of new keys with the correct resistance chip in them to have spares cut before I loose my only set. I went to Advance to get them cut but instead of risking one of my VATS keys to check I had them cut a non VATS key to check and see if it would at least turn the lock cylinder. It will not.

    Is that because of a bad cut, difference in the key or because it is a NON VATS key. To my eye the cut looks good but there is a slight difference in the back end of the blank.
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    go to a real locksmith. VATS keys are too expensive to practice on...


    Quote Originally Posted by CROOZ1N View Post
    OK, I bought a couple of new keys with the correct resistance chip in them to have spares cut before I loose my only set. I went to Advance to get them cut but instead of risking one of my VATS keys to check I had them cut a non VATS key to check and see if it would at least turn the lock cylinder. It will not.

    Is that because of a bad cut, difference in the key or because it is a NON VATS key. To my eye the cut looks good but there is a slight difference in the back end of the blank.

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    I've always paid a little extra at the Chevy dealership to have these keys cut. So far they have been 100% right the first time.

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