Its supposed to be around the ignition cylinder? I don't know if you can tell from the pic but there are 4 wires that were cut off there.It looks like the ring that's around the ignition cylinder that gets the signal from the chip in your key.
Thanks. Its starting to make more sense. I'm concerned about the cut wires though, wonder whats the deal with that. I'm going to go poke around in the junkyard today and see if I can find one with the wiring harness intact, maybe I can remove one from a junk car.I guess you could peel back the tape to see what's there. It would have been easier to take the chip out of a key. They're only about 1/8" round x 1/2" long. That big wad of tape does have a key shape to it. If you need new transponder keys, I think they're quite pricey from the dealer. They'd have to do some programming and you'd have to figure out getting the ring where it belongs.
You only need the one chipped key to program RKE transmitters.
You DO need two to program an additional key yourself, otherwise it's Dealer or SOME locksmiths to do it.
Lol yeah. Thanks! When I'm off work I'll take another look at this post and make some decisions.Clear as Mud?
Hey Sailor, are these ones good for this?Moved this down to the MkI general section, better fit than interior upgrades.