I purchased 2 new Switchblade Transmitters from Amazon to replace the worn out ones we had. I was able to very easily and successfully get one up and running, but had a bit of bad luck on the second one. As I was attempting to remove the immobilizer chip from the old switchblade it cracked in half and is no longer operational. So when I try to start the car, as you would expect, the immobilizer kicks in and won't allow it to turn over and run.
What options do I have at this point? I called the stealer (dealer) and talking to them was like talking to a 4 year old about physics. They were extremely clueless about the whole thing and had no idea what chip I was even talking about. Of course their answer was to bring the car in for them to look it over and they will let me know what is needed. As you can imagine I'm a bit hesitant.
Can I go to a good locksmith and get what I need done? Would they be able to use my operational key to figure out what is needed and provide me with a second reprogrammed key? Or am I at the mercy of the dealer to do whatever it is they want to do?
Whatever the case, I want to make sure I have as much info as possible so I don't get taken advantage of either way.
Thanks in advance for any insight.