98's have a chip coded for your car. Dealer is pretty much the only place that can code them.
The workaround is to get someone to laser cut another key for you and then pull the chip from the original key. When you get the chip out, place it near the ignition barrel.
You get 2 keys and everyone is happy.
Don't know any local places that can cut the keys though...
93 325is - sold!
2000 540ia- sold!