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If you don't already know; $5 and proof of ownership will get you a key at the dealer. You'll have to bypass the immobilizer to start it. A lot cheaper than having the ECM programed for a new chipped key. Two of my Insights came without keys.
 

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Doesn't the immobilizer cause a CEL though?
Yeah, but there's a bypass board you can add to the ECM that takes care of that.
 

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Would you mind supplying me a link good sir?
 

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Yea that won't work for me unfortunately. I can't have a CEL because of emissions reasons...
Same in NY. The immobilizer bypass board gets soldered into the ECM and keeps the CEL off. I've been using one for 3 years.
 

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I'm so confused. I'll just buy one and see what happens lol!
Remove original immobilizer board from ECM = start without proper chipped key and get CEL
Install immobilizer bypass board in place of missing immobilizer board = no more CEL

Besides keys being much cheaper, you can swap ECMs around all day without issues.
 
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