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Code ignition key @ cylinder, new cylinder @ key, 2001,

Customer Question

code ignition key @ cylinder
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: new cylinder @ key
JA: What is the model/year of your Chrysler?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Installed new switch cylinder
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: wont start
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chrysler
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 3 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You may have a couple things going on depending on what actually happened and what exactly was replaced.

If the starter never engaged at all then the problem isn't related to the lock cylinder replacement. There are several things that will prevent lack of starter engagement and electrical testing would be required to determine what is wrong.

If it actually started and died three times and then locked the starter out then the SKIM system has not validated the key. If you do have SKIM and installed an aftermarket lock cylinder that came with a key that would explain this - that's not a correct part for the vehicle. The engine can only be started with a valid SKIM key.

What was the original problem with the vehicle?

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