Question about 1999 Chrysler Town & Country
You've answered a similar question in the past. Car turns over then stalls. This repeats for 3 to 5 times then no crank at all though no power problem electrically speaking since lights, accessories etc. will still work - only ignition "lockout". You seemed to say this was necessarily related to the key and or ignition lock cylinder - First, there is no "chip" on my key and second the ignition lock cylinder was sticking but after application of graphite lubricant has loosened up and operates smoothly now. Could there be another cause for this "security lockout"? Another person suggested there was a known circuit board defect which was the cause of this. I've been without a functioning vehicle for almost a month now and I'm at wits end on this problem. Any insight would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Don W Lambertville, MI
SOURCE: Ignition will not turn
we had the same issue with ours a few weeks back, i was prepared to remove the key assembly. i started disassembling the steering column and removed all the trim, and while removing all the trim and the lighted key ring from the switch, i noticed a small pin on the side of the keysitch housing, if you put your key inot the switch and try to turn it, this pin moves in and out as the key is turned, ours wouldnt budge, or was stuck. i pressed it a few times with a small screwdriver, and sprayed it with some trusty wd40, and walla. it now works fine. would probably tak you about half hour to fix if you wanted to try what i did, if not then you may need to call a locksmith. i hope this helps, although you may have a different problem than we did.
Posted on Nov 17, 2008
1999 CONCORDE: check the battery terminals probably they are not tight enough...something like that happened to me just the lights turned on and the car seemed to be dead, the battery is still ok since then. I just needed to buy new terminals.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
Is this the original battery? Have u had it tested? The no crank, clicking noise is classic dead battery symptoms, lights can still work, but not enough power to turn engine over. If it's the original battery, it's at the end of it's life cycle, and should be replaced. U can get the battery tested for free at any parts store.
Posted on Dec 30, 2008
my dash lights stay on after i turn off my van, the fan stays on also the alarm does not work or the keyless entry does not work.
Posted on Feb 16, 2010
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PASSKEY LOCKOUT RESET ALL GM CARS 1999 AND UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the PASSKEY system to recognize your key.
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