I can't wrap my head around how they "cloned" the key. I have never seen a hardware store do this, so I'm missing a slice of the pie. Do they remove the chipset from the original key, and somehow plug it into a diagnostic machine? Can someone who has had this done, please explain what exactly the hardware store does, or the theory behind the technology?
Would another option beto bury the original, (or "clone") key inside the steering column near the ignition, and any cut key will work? Or does the key need to be somehow energized from the ignition to emit whatever signal it offers to allow the truck to start?
I have no answers, just questions,