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hello... the "procedure" they are speaking of online would require you to
your effectively taking the lock cylinder out of the theft system. seeing that 90% of the time the wires at the top edge of the lock cylinder break anyways... and since resistors rarely fail. this "trick" would make it so that you wouldn't have to keep replacing the cylinder every time the wire breaks.
OK. So the people we've talked to so far won't touch the resistor. Does that mean we need to take it to a shop? Does it have to go to the dealer or can other mechanics work the problem? We don't want to keep having more issues pop up with this.
One place told us we would have to bring it back in and pay for another diagnosis on it and then the fix on top of what they've already done. (I understood horses better. LOL)
hello... the reason most people wont install the resistor is because of a "liability factor"... it is a theft deterant and if altered... they COULD be held liable.
a dealer would just try to install another ignition lock cylinder and you'd still end up with this issue again in the future. if you can obtain a resistor... that is the right ohms... just about any independant shop should install it.
i'd ONLY recommend a diagnosis of the vehicle if you feel it needs to go into a shop... that way you can get the diagnostic and install whatever part they may recommend. but if you obtain the correct resistor... you could wire it in yourself in about 30 minutes.