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Noticed when I got home today;
When I shut off my car and removed the key from the ignition it was rather warm. Very noticably warm. Not burning hot but quite warm just the same.

I have never noticed that before.

I put my finger over the ignition hole (metal plate), and it was also quite warm.
A bit warmer than the key I think.

Like I said Ive never noticed this before. So dont know if its normal or if its something i should be (possibly) very concerned about ??
Seems odd for the ignition and the key to get hot like that.

Should I be getting this looked at ASAP ?!?!
 

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I've noticed that every once in a while. Usually only when the key is in the ignition for extended periods of time (like a long road trip).
 

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Couldnt have driven more than 20 miles.
Came home from work with a quick detour for beer.
And it wasnt even stop and go traffic. Smooth drive on the highway with no traffic.

It is quite warm here today.
Had the AC goin the whole time on Auto.
Is there anything round there for the Climate Control that may have warmed it up ?
 

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If I'm not mistaken (which I probably am) doesn't the vehicle read the Passkey chip ID in the key through two contact points? Maybe the circuit that reads the key isn't shutting down, constantly trying to read the4 key, and eventually heating it up from the current flow through it. I don't know how much voltage or current is used in the circuit that reads the key but it's a thought.
 

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I was going to say "it's summertime," but then I noticed you're in Ontario.
You say it was warm there today and you needed the A/C? :thehand:

If I'm not mistaken (which I probably am) doesn't the vehicle read the Passkey chip ID in the key through two contact points?
:lol: I like your words there, the ones in parentheses.

Couldnt have driven more than 20 miles.
Came home from work with a quick detour for beer.
And it wasnt even stop and go traffic. Smooth drive on the highway with no traffic.
Beer, eh? Yea, it's the beer and it's probably a good thing that there was no traffic. Did the ride back feel extra smooth? :)
 

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Well my key is always hot, and it was the same way in my 98 Olds Intrigue. The stereo face, the climate control face, has always been hot in both of them. I just figured it was natural. Then again I live in Las Vegas so...who knows, it might just be hot, cause its ****-ing hot.

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I was going to say "it's summertime," but then I noticed you're in Ontario.
You say it was warm there today and you needed the A/C? :thehand:



:lol: I like your words there, the ones in parentheses.



Beer, eh? Yea, it's the beer and it's probably a good thing that there was no traffic. Did the ride back feel extra smooth? :)
Oh ya man....Big time AC.
We're sweatin bullits here.
Is round 34 celsious (93 farenheight). And that doesnt include the humidex.
Ontario gets very hot and humid in the summer. Just cause its Canada doesnt mean Eskimos and Igloos everywhere.
Southern Ontario is actually further south than Detroit, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Montana, Washington State, etc.....
Is probably only bout an 8 hour drive to get to Missouri.

And btw.
I put my beer in the trunk when I transport it. Drinking and driving is not a joke here in Ontario. Actually all of Canada. :tisk:
 

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If I'm not mistaken (which I probably am) doesn't the vehicle read the Passkey chip ID in the key through two contact points? Maybe the circuit that reads the key isn't shutting down, constantly trying to read the4 key, and eventually heating it up from the current flow through it. I don't know how much voltage or current is used in the circuit that reads the key but it's a thought.
My key doesnt have the chip on it.
The one for my 93 did though. So I know what your talkin bout there.
For my 01 I believe the pass is in the plastic head of the key and is read through there. Infared or something blah blah.
 
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