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Hey does anyone know if the 2009 Kia Rondo keys for Canada have a transponder (Chip) in them?

Apparently in the American version of the Rondo, the key is just a standard key that needs to be cut to shape.. It can be done in a hardware store..

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Just had a look within my parts catalogue. It tells me that the key is the same all the way through to 2010. The canadian model does have an immobilizer chip.

It's rather puzzling to me that they would remove the immobilizer chip in the states. These chips are considered SOP as an anti theft device.

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Any idea what's the cheapest way to get a replacement in Canada? I see a lot of them on ebay but not sure if it's the right one. Rondo keys blank key
I wonder if I'd be able to put my key into one of these things here: Rondo key fob

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The problem with buying keys that you aren't particularily sure if they are correct, is having to pay for the programming charge to find out that they aren't and not to mention the key cutting charge.

While it may seem a lot cheaper, and "might" work, in the end, it could cost you the same as the proper chipped key regardless if it doesn't.

I know that the key's seem expensive, but unfortunately in this day and age when the consumer wants more and more features which usually include anti theft, the car brands are answering these demands with the "chipped" keys as a way to combat theft. If I were in your shoes, I would buy the key from the dealer, and know that it's right, and that the money that I am paying is getting me the parts that I need.

I took a look at the website, and I have to admit, this kind of thing makes me wince. To be perfectly honest, to me it looks like a scam. Your Rondo takes a chipped key, and it's not simple to remove the chip from the key. The chip is located in the key and not in the transmitter. On this website, they are talking about removing the guts from the transmitter, and cutting the keyblade, and voila, instant access. Without there being the immobilizer chip in the remote which can only be found in the key, this system will unlock your vehicle, and turn in the door and ignition, but your vehicle will not start.

Sorry that I don't have better news for you!
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