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yes, when did you have it done?
two days ago
Has it start at all since?
no not at all
who did the repair?
shade tree mechanic
could this be related to the programming of the keys
Do you know if he recoded the ignition?
old keys or new?
i am not sure, what is involved in "recoding the ignition"
Do you have new keys?
the new keys came with the new ignition, i have the new keys
did my old ignition key have a chip? maybe?
IN order to replace the ignition cylinder (with immobilizer) You have to change the tumblars in the new cylinder to fit the old keys
You cannot reprogram the new keys becuse in order to program them, you have to use your current key and put it in the cylinder.
the new keys do fit, and the ignition turns, but the car will not start
It will not fit in the new cylinder
Thats because the new keys are not programmed, and they cant be.
okay, if i use the old key to reprogram the new keys, what is the process?
u cant, you have to stick the old key into the new cylinder and turn it. Since its different, it wont turn
The new keys are garbage (once you recode the cylinder)
I know it doesn't make sense
so will i have to reinstall the old cylinder ?
the original problem was that it was locked and the old key would not turn
you have to take both cylinders to a locksmith or to the dealer. They will take them apart and change the new cylinder to fit your old key.
where r u located?
i am located in eustis, fl zip code 32726
thanks- i appreciate anything you can do
Im sry, I called 6 locksmiths and nobody does it
The dealer uses martins locksmith.(NNN) NNN-NNNN/p>
They would be familiar with my type of problem?
Hes not open, and says he cant actually recode it. , he just swaps the guts
I would just go to the dealer and let them fix it up
i was afraid of that
would i have to tow my car- or just take both units?
None of the techs at the dealer I called know how to recode,,,,, Thats sad
you can send them to me.
are you joking, the dealer techs don't know how to program an ignition?
They dont, they send them to that locksmith.
if you can do the work, how much for your services...
You wanna ship both to me, I wont even charge you
you are an angel. Tell me what to do!
Your car will be down awhile
Where is it now?
my car is sitting in my yard.
you have the old cylinder and keys?
the shade tree mechanic has the old cylinder (i should be able to get it), but i have the old key.
The old cylinder would help alot
Do you know how to get the new one out
that shouldn't be a problem. Shade tree mechanic can remove it for me.
Send me both cylinders and old and new keys. Write down the vin# XXXXX name + address, put it on a piece of paper in the box. Send it however you want ie.. (overnight, 2 day) and see about return shipping
okay- sounds great. Your address...
Whats your email address?
send it to J.League XXXXX Round Lake, IL 60073
thanks Jason, hopefully this is issue with my car. Anything you can do to help would be great.
If you watch the security light, It should stop blinking when it sees the key. If it still blinks, then thats your problem
yep, i noticed that. That is why i zeroed in on the reprogramming thing.
then it should work.
excellent. i will get everything to you as quickly as i can. Thanks jason- sonya
Put down your phone number on the paper and I will call you when I get it.
have an excellent afternoon
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