If i replace the ignition switch does it need to be flashed?
2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

If I replace the ignition switch does it need to be Flashed?

(2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue)
My car has recently gone into Anti theft Mode more than usual. My Key itself does not have a Chip in it. My question is if I replace the ignition switch on my own does it need to be Flashed too?
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on October 28, 2019

Do you mean the ignition LOCK CYLINDER instead of the ignition SWITCH? ..

Lock cylinder = the part the keys go into - - ignition switch is the electrical part behind the lock cylinder..

Furthermore - ‘IF’ the security light is blinking or will not turn off and engine will not crank / start then yes the vehicle is equipped with the Pass Lock anti theft system which does indeed require a “chipped key”

The chip (resistor) is contained within the black plastic part of the key and is not visible.

Best option is enlisting *hands-on* assistance from qualifying personnel for proper diagnosis before attempting speculative repair.

Good luck!
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on October 28, 2019

Do you mean the ignition LOCK CYLINDER instead of the ignition SWITCH? ..

Lock cylinder = the part the keys go into - - ignition switch is the electrical part behind the lock cylinder..

Furthermore - ‘IF’ the security light is blinking or will not turn off and engine will not crank / start then yes the vehicle is equipped with the Pass Lock anti theft system which does indeed require a “chipped key”

The chip (resistor) is contained within the black plastic part of the key and is not visible.

Best option is enlisting *hands-on* assistance from qualifying personnel for proper diagnosis before attempting speculative repair.

Good luck!
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