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Key Programming Saturn Sky 2005-2012

Saturn Sky 2005-2012 Key Programming Procedure

The following are the key programming procedures for the 2005 and 2012 Saturn Sky.


ADD DUPLICATE KEY (Requires at least one working key):

1. Verify that the new key has “PK3” or “+” stamped on it.

2. Insert the original, already programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and start the engine. If the engine will not start, see your dealer for service.

3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF and remove the key.

4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to ON/RUN within 10 seconds of removing the previous key. The security light will turn off once the key has been programmed. It may not be apparent that the security light went on due to how quickly the key is programmed. (If your vehicle does not have a security light (04-07 Grand Prix, Bonneville, Impala), wait 10 minutes 45 seconds to make sure the key has been programmed).

5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 if additional keys are to be programmed.


About Saturn Sky

The Saturn Sky is a roadster manufactured by Saturn that was first introduced in the first quarter of 2006 as a 2007 model. It is built on the same Kappa automobile platform as the Pontiac Solstice. The Sky concept debuted at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, followed by the production version at the 2006 show. It was built alongside the Solstice at GM’s Wilmington Assembly plant in Wilmington, Delaware. The Sky had 18-inch (457 mm) wheels and a 2.4 L Ecotec LE5 I4 engine with 177 hp (132 kW), a new straight-4 2.0 L turbocharged direct injected engine with 260 hp (194 kW), and an optional dealer-installed turbo upgrade kit with 290 hp (216 kW). There were both five-speed manual and automatic transmissions available.

Franz von Holzhausen designed the Sky’s styling, which was based on the Vauxhall VX Lightning Concept. In some European markets, it was known as the Opel GT. In 2006, a rebadged version known as the Daewoo G2X was unveiled as a concept vehicle for the South Korean market. In September 2007, the production version was released.

The Wilmington Assembly plant closed in July 2009, bringing the Pontiac and Saturn nameplates to an end.

GM introduced the Carbon Flash Special Edition Saturn Sky for the 2008 model year. In comparison to the two Limited Edition models released later that year, its production was slightly higher at 550 units. The Carbon Flash Special Edition came standard with a unique metallic Carbon Flash paint color, a removable silver racing stripe, and Monsoon premium audio. The most noticeable difference is the Carbon Flash Edition’s silver inserts in the interior seating and steering wheel, which create a black-on-silver appearance.

GM introduced two limited-edition Saturn Sky roadsters for the 2009 model year: the Ruby Red Special Edition and the Hydro Blue Limited Edition. Both are VIN-coded, and some blue books list them as limited-edition vehicles. Monsoon premium stereos were standard on all limited editions.

The Ruby Red Edition featured the Ruby Red color as well as a one-of-a-kind, removable carbon racing stripe that was only available on the 500 Sky units produced in this trim.

The Hydro Blue Edition was distinguished by the use of a Hydro Blue color as well as matching blue stitching in the seats and gear shifter. The word Sky stitched into the seats has also been changed to a matching-blue color. The Hydro Blue Edition Saturn Sky came standard with a removable silver racing stripe.

GM intended to produce 500 Hydro Blue units to match the 500 Ruby Red Special Edition Sky units produced. However, Hydro Blue units were being built at the same time that GM declared bankruptcy, resulting in the Kappa platform’s immediate termination. As a result, only 89 Hydro Blue Edition Saturn Sky roadsters were manufactured.

The Pontiac Solstice was available with the Hydro Blue paint color (as well as seat/shifter blue stitching). However, it is not VIN coded as a one-of-a-kind or limited edition, racing stripes are not standard, and the seats do not have blue lettering. The Sky Roadster, Solstice Roadster, and Solstice Coupe all come in the rarest color, Hydro Blue.

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