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The key was cut incorrectly, my guess operator error. You might see if ACE will refund what you paid.

As to recutting...
If it was me, I don't think I'd let ACE try again! I'd look for a high end lock shop. They will have more experience, better equipment & should be able to recut the key.

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Yeah, I'm definitely not going to let them try to fix this. As it was $2, I'm not inclined to go try to argue for my money back.

Off to the locksmith when I get a chance! Thanks for the advice!
 

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I mean hey, if it works still, right? ;)

Why didn't the dealer want to cut it for you? Mine did it without hesitation.

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@neoshi that seems to be the policy with some dealerships. If you buy from the dealership, they will cut the key for free & sometimes even do the programing, if you're there for other shop services.

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@2.5x_sleeper I ordered mine from the local dealership, I emailed them about cutting it and they told me it would not work since it was for a Legacy... Tried to explain to them it would indeed work but no dice, gonna have to go to home depot.
 

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Gotta love dealerships. They told me the same thing when i started the op and i just smiled and said it's my risk that I'll pay them for. Once they saw it work, they started selling to customers with a nice markup lol

I did also have my key tag with me (the one they give you at purchase to duplicate keys)

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@TrashLord @neoshi curious, even if they don't think it will work... the programing, they can cut the key. Ours were cut using the vehicle VIN, not a copy, so it's a perfectly cut key. They work perfectly on my son's '03 X & my '07 FSXT!

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