Originally Posted by marksbabygirl
Apparently I have a chipped key. And the extra keys I had made are fairly useless. My van won't run if the chipped key is not used. YAY for security!!
Most cars nowadays have those special "chipped keys"... I would HIGHLY suggest getting one extra made ASAP. Call around to different dealerships as the price for "programing" can vary significantly. It is my understanding that once you have 2 programed keys, you can program any extras yourself (takes like 10 seconds - for which the dealer will charge $150), the key itself is fairly inexpensive. I'm in the same spot, where we lost our second key and haven't had the money to get it replaced. Remotes are super simple to program and ebay is a good place to get those.