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My car has been broke into and they messed up my ignition

They ripped out my ignition and i can take a knife and turn it ove and it will run for a few seconds and shut off
right now i dont have any money for a ignition so do u think you could tell me a way to trouble shot past that to where it will run thanks

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Put you key near the ignition switch the key has a passive antitheft chip in it and the car senses it isnt there so it wont stay running the pcm detects it is being stolen so it shuts down. if the key is near the pick up it should read the key as being there

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