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Hi from South Africa. My wife's 2005 Atos Prime GLS developed a problem whereby the key would not turn in the ignition so the steering remained locked. Providing Hyundai South Africa with the vehicles VIN number, they sold a new "lock assembly - steering & ignition" to me (although I only needed the ignition barrel). Easy enough, I though I would just swop the barrels. The problem though, is the old barrel has a plastic cover which goes over the key slot with a red and blue electronic wire, whereas the new barrel, although Hyundai original part, does not accommodate this plastic cover. Can anyone possible tell me what the purpose of the red and blue electronic wires are for and how to "connect" them to the new barrel. You help will be most appreciated. Thank you and take care. Rob
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The black part with the wires attached is the ring antenna that reads the transponder code from the ignition key. Your engine wont start without that part because it's part of the engine immobiliser.

I assume your new barrel was supplied with a new ignition key? How many original ignition keys do you have?
 

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Hi there. Thank you for the info, it makes complete sense, although I don't understand why the new barrel doesn't accommodate the black cover. I received two "original" keys, is that significant.
 

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I received two "original" keys, is that significant.
Having two original keys just allows you to get the car running again more quickly and cheaply. What you can do is fit the new barrel and place one of your original keys inside the ring antenna and zip tie it behind the steering cowling. The immobiliser will read the transponder code from the original key and allow the engine to start. And you'll still have an original key left over to unlock the doors with.

If you were to replace the barrel with another immobiliser type, with the black ring antenna, not only would you need to pay more for the part because transponder keys are expensive, but you would also need to pay to have the new ignition keys coded to the engine immobiliser which is something that needs to be done by a Hyundai dealer or a specialist auto locksmith.
 
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