I took apart my old key as suggested by John. Using a flat screw driver and hammer I was able to open the joints of the key.
The micro switch had become detached from the board (see attached picture) small square piece in middle of picture.
I soldered the four tags on the switch to the board. The key started working.
The next thing to do is to synchronize the system as per the Owner's Manual.
I hope this will help others in an emergency as it is time consuming to order new key.
Last edited by P. S. Chana; 01-01-2004 at 06:52 PM.