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    2010 key and fob replacement

    Hi
    So with a bit of terrible luck I've lost one set of car keys and my spare was stolen the next day. I live in Canada so from what I understand my keys have a transponder chip. Although I called a locksmith and they said they don't have a chip. My questions are...

    1) Does every 2010 Soul sold in Canada have a transponder chip or is it possible I have an American one?.

    2) Is there any way around having to buy a ridiculously expensive set of keys from the dealership?

    thanks!

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    Sorry about your misfortune. You can search the word 'chip' and u will find a number of threads that talk about keys. There have been a few just the last couple of days. I would look for a replacement on eBay before I'd pay dealer prices.
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    Hi eXlex.
    First of all what model of Soul do you have and what year?
    Is it a 2U or 4U or is it a base.

    I am almost certain that ALL Canadian Souls in the 4U and 2U models DO HAVE chips in their keys.
    am not sure about the Base one though
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Its a 2010 4U.

    I'll search "chip" and see what I find in previous posts.

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    "You can search the word 'chip' and u will find a number of threads that talk about keys. There have been a few just the last couple of days. I would look for a replacement on eBay before I'd pay dealer prices."

    I wasn't able to find much info on these forums about chip key replacement other than the fact that they cost $100+ dollars for just the key. This is the price I've found from either the dealer or a certified lock smith in town. I didn't find anything on eBay.

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    Yup, you have a chip on your key. Your Soul will NOT start without it.
    You will have to pay $250 per key if not more in Canada. That's too bad you lost both of them
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    ^^ yep, you'd be paying 250$ here in TX too.

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    from the dealer or a locksmith its $110 for (1) key including programming but no fob :/ ah well. I don't really understand the need for a transponder chip in Canada, I feel like the chances of my car being stolen here aren't that great...stupid.

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    eXlex..You think it is stupid to have a chip in your Key? Well that's a first. Think about it. If it wouldn't be for your chipped key, do you not think that your Soul would have gotten stolen already? The thieves know that they cannot steal your Soul because of the chip, so they leave it alone..

    Lots of thieves in Ottawa, especially the Government types...

    Don't take it literally..I'm just being sarcastic
    Last edited by Marc; 03-06-2012 at 05:59 PM.
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    Thank you*informed me.
    Last edited by Danormalmo; 07-07-2014 at 11:08 PM.

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