What the hell is this?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Fets, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Fets

    Fets Legend

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    I was playing hacky sack with my keys the other day and this happened...excuse my dumbness, I have no clue what it is...Do I win something??

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  2. 97blackgt

    97blackgt Well-Known Member

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    looks like a soleniod to me haha

    nice job breaking shit fets :hammer: :hammer:
     
  3. FASTANG

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    My guess is that it has something to do with the programmed chip in the
    key that allows it to start your car.
     
  4. Its something that the government uses to track you...

    If they wanted, they could even make it self destruction and blow your car up...
     
  5. trav_19

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    thats my guess too....newer vehicles have to have the chip in the key for it to start... i say go put the key in your car and try to start it with it out and it will answer our questions lol
     
  6. Red96GT

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    Yeah, it's the truth. I personally think it violates the constitution.
     
  7. Anrev

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    That there is why it costs around $100 to get a new key made. Its the chip that tell the car its you and not someone trying to steel it.
     
  8. DropTopPony

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    see if it starts without the chip near the car.
     
  9. Fets

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    I tried it without the chip, and it does start :dunno:
     
  10. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    that's your resistor.
    the computer reads across that, and if it's not there, or not the right resistance, no starty!
    I think they started doing that in 96.
     
  11. 97blackgt

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    how come we have to program the keys, if that thing is just a resistor?
     
  12. AaRoN

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    my mechanic told me my key is wore out cause it's setting off codes to my anti theft.
     
  13. TRUUBLE

    TRUUBLE -Never Forget-

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    It's an alien implant. Watch out . . they're going to abduct you and brainwash you into buying a Chevy.
     
  14. Twista

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    hah *checks my keys*
    Yep, that alittle black square is there.
     
  15. Foster98GT

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    Yeah, Fets they Brainwash you with the old Anal Probe Method........Watch Out!
     
  16. 19mustang95

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    its a miniflux capacitor!!!!!!!!!!!!!1ONE1!!!!ELEVEN11!!!!1!!
     
  17. Dalamar

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    lol, flux capacitor. it's what makes time travel possible...