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#1 Old 05-17-2012, 01:34 PM
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Hi!

Quick (possibly stupid) question;

i need a few spare keys made for my 2012 Santa Fe, GLS and my boyfriend was looking through the car manual for something else but he happened to see a paragraph that stated an aftermarket key could burn out the starter, so it's not recommended to get a key anywhere besides the dealer.

I tried to call the dealer but there is no one in that department right now.

Has anyone heard this or used a key they got made at a locksmith?

Many thanks in advance.
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I had a regular key made at locksmith without the chip and hid under the frame to open the door so in case I locked the key in, I could open the door to retrieve the chipped key. The price for the none chip key was $1.95, cheap insurance.
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I had a regular key made at locksmith without the chip and hid under the frame to open the door so in case I locked the key in, I could open the door to retrieve the chipped key. The price for the none chip key was $1.95, cheap insurance.
I tried to Google this, but so much crap comes up associated with the word "Key" and Hyundai.

Not to sound totally dumb but, there are chips in these keys? My key looks like any other car key. Is it chipped in the actual key or the 'remote' FOB?

Also, What is the purpose of the chip?
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I do not see how an aftermarket key would burn out the starter. That makes no sense to me.
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From what I know, the "chip" in the key talks to the car's electronics. A non-chip key would not start the car but it should allow you to unlock the car door if the door has a spot for a key. It's also an anti-theft device. Many of the new cars don't have a spot on the door to unlock them, they're "keyless" entry. The 2012 Azera allows you to just walk up to the car with the key in a pocket and touch the door handle to open it. Once inside, it's a push-button start as long as the key is close by.
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I have no idea if this will help, if other models have different looking keys, but this is what my key looks like.

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From what I know, the "chip" in the key talks to the car's electronics. A non-chip key would not start the car but it should allow you to unlock the car door if the door has a spot for a key. It's also an anti-theft device.
Thank you for this information. I never would have known the key had this type of chip in it. It looks like every other key i've ever had for a car. I figured i could go to a locksmith and get 5 made, just incase i never lock myself out. With what i'm sure these keys cost, i wont be doing that anytime soon...i mean ever.

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The 2012 Azera allows you to just walk up to the car with the key in a pocket and touch the door handle to open it. Once inside, it's a push-button start as long as the key is close by.
My 2011 Sonata had this type of key system and i LOVED it. It was virtually impossible to lock your keys in your car, and being female, i never had to dig through my purse to find my keys, i just KNEW i had them.

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I also have a 1012 Santa Fe GLS and I went to ACE hardware and had 3 extra keys made at @ $1.95 each, they work with no problems. I do not think the US cars use the keys with chips, I think they are only required in the Canadian models.
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Just looked at the key and it is an Ilco HY12-P (or 15). It is a little scratched up and hard to tell if it is a 12 or 15.
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I also have a 1012 Santa Fe GLS and I went to ACE hardware and had 3 extra keys made at @ $1.95 each, they work with no problems. I do not think the US cars use the keys with chips, I think they are only required in the Canadian models.
Thank you! I'll go to my local locksmith and see what he says, i'm sure that he would be able to tell anyway if there was a special chip in it.

Home-depot couldn't make me a key. They didn't have the right fit.

I called the dealer and they told me, since it was a laser cut key i would need to go and have the dealer do it, and it could cost $70-$80-ish.

Good to know you have the same car and had another key made at your local hardware store.

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