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Tim Mohr
Tim Mohr, ASE MASTER TECH
Category: Pontiac
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Experience:  30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL
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Had to put new ignition switch in now the anti theif is on

Customer Question

had to put new ignition switch in now the anti theif is on and we can't get it to run for more tan 3 seconds
JA: Has the car been stalling out?
Customer: nn yes it quits running after 3 seconds
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 1999 pontiac sunfire
JA: Are you fixing your Sunfire yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: i told you what was wrong and yes
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** you replace the key lock cylinder or the ignition switch?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

which one did you replace, the lock cylinder or the ignition switch they are different parts?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
lock cylinder
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

ok, the key has to be programmed for this work, are planning on fixing this your self?

Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

are you still here?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the key came with.the switch
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am still here the key came with the switch
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

ok, you can prgram the new key your self, if you sit in the driver seat and close the door, then turn the key to start, and after it dies, leave the key in the run position, and watch the security light, after about 10 minutes, the light will go off, do npt turn the key off for this 10 minutes, once the light goes out, turn the key off for 5 seconds, and then it should start, can you try this?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I will try that thanks a lot how do I get back to you after this
Expert:  Tim Mohr replied 9 months ago.

just reply back to this question, I will be here,Tim