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Changed ingition cylinder auxillery works but will not turn over

My key would no longer start my 99 intrigue so I chanced the whole ignition cylinder with new key. I reconnected every thing all the auxillery works but the car will not turn over, the security light stays on. A mechanic friend of mine told me that there is a dimple on the key that acts as a secuity I checked it out and found it is so. I am just waiting to see if i can reset this myself. I tried disconnecting the power but that did not work.

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U will need to have the car taken in to the dealer so the security electronic module can be programmed to accept the code from the new key, there is no other way. Why is this the issue? think about this, if just installing a new lock cylinder was all it took to steal the car wouldn't that defeat the purpose of the system?

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