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Used 1999 Jeep GCL. Key stuck in ignition. Purchased a steering column for replacement at salvage yard. Vehicle is at repair shop. When he removed the old one, there was 1 wire that was not connected. He installed the replacement steering column and made all connections. When the car is started, it only runs for a few seconds and shuts down, on the dash the icon (circle with slash across it) lights up. He took the new one out and put the old one back in and now same thing happens. Is this something to do with the security or the computer - please help. Don't want to get taken to the cleaners and I'm not sure this guy knows - he is researching it. Calling dealers, etc. Please help.

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OK! I know this one well! Now the key sticking problem, I am not sure about, that is not the big issue, until you get it running. If you have an extra key, (I HOPE!) put it in the driver side door and lock and unlock it at least 5 times. That will reset the security system, and take it out of lock down. It will run then, and probably give you your key back.

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