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TIM MOHR, ASE MASTER TECH
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Experience:  30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL
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Solid security light after steering column swap, Solid it

Customer Question

Solid security light after steering column swap
JA: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?
Customer: Solid it will not crank
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 1996
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: The 10 minute on 10 seconds off changed ecu that was with the steering column replaced starter
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No thats fine
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** model of chevy is this, and which engine?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
1996 camero
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

ok, these use a pellet in the key for the security, your key should have little black pellet near the base, do you have this on yours?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
it worked in the previous car.
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

ok, so you replace the entire column, with a new one, did the new one have the ignitionswitch and key with it?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No the whole steering column was working before i swapped it to mine because the car I bought someone popped tje ignition
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Guess nothing
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

so you swapped the whole column, it had the key and ignition and all,?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
the ecu was swapped and the starter
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

the key pellet sends the resistance to the antitheft module, not the ecm, so the antitheft is not seeing the correct resistance of the pellet, since it is for another vehicle, do you have the old key for the vehicle?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No it was busted someone tried to steal it
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

ok, then your onl choice is to go to a dealer and give them the vin number of the vehicle, they can then sell you a blank key with the proper resistance, and you can have the key cut to the new key lock cylinder, then the antitheft module will see the correct resistance and allow the car to start,Tim

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

Anytime my friend, please dont forget to rate me, so I can get credit for helping,Thanks,Tim

Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

Is there a reason you wont rate me?? I do not get paid unless you do?

Expert:  TIM MOHR replied 3 months ago.

ok, I guess you were just looking for free answer, good luck in the future,Tim