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If you install a used column lock, the car will not start because the keys are not programmed to your car. You will need to order a new column lock from the dealer, which runs about $300. It comes built for your existing keys- no programming is necessary.
Alternatively, you can tow it to a dealership and have them try to program the keys for the used column lock to your car. However, I have not personally tried to reprogram used keys, so I am not sure if this will work. Given the cost of a tow, plus programming and software, it would be easier (and likely about the same price) to install a new part.
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