Sounds about right... when I tested the key cut for the first time the same thing happened at first - lights went on, dash lit up, no starter. But That told me the cut was correct. The second time I held the master key near the ignition cylinder and I got the starter to crank the engine and it started. I guess I didn't go this far into detail with "STEP 1" but what happened to you was pretty similar anyways.Thanks for the PM, got my key Friday, cut and programmed Sunday. All is good to go.
A couple side notes:
When I tried to start the truck after getting it cut, the key turned, all dash lights illuminated, but starter did not engage. Tried several times while holding the master key right up to the ignition but no go. In fact I then had trouble getting the vehicle to start with the master. Had to unlock/lock with master again. I figured it had to be the close proximity of 2 transponders that was messing it all up. After switching out the transponders and going thru the reprogramming steps you wrote up, all keys now working like champs. Thanks again.
Also, getting the transponder out of the Rogue key was a little testy. Its glued in pretty well.
Finally, I took the key to Lowe's to get cut. The guy of course tried to warn me it was a waste of time etc…. But more importantly, they cut the key for free. Tried to pay him, he wouldn't hear of it. Said they do it as a courtesy. Just an FYI for those thinking about doing this mod too.
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On the Rogue key I received I put the blade tip of my pocket knife right under the corner of the transponder, so I probably had the knife tip positioned in just the right spot to get the leverage to get the transponder out on the first try.
Funny - the same thing happened to me at Ace... except the guy said "I can't guarantee it will work" - not because the cut would be wrong, but he said he has to say that because they can't replace the key if something goes wrong - unlike the standard house keys and car keys they have extra blanks of. So I told him "that's fine" and he cut it, then told me no charge also. I offered $10 but he declined.