I have never done the taping of the transponder near my ignition cylinder. If you take the steering wheel column cover off, you will see a black ring around the ignition tumbler (where the key goes in), it will even have a plug with wires going to it. Tape the transponder on the inside of that and test out a non transponder all metal key. It should work just fine.
Hatch Nation #22//March '13 HOTM