When my mom passed away I inherited her very rustic 1994 Geo tracker. When she bought it for 500$ the key ignition had been removed and a push button ignition had been installed. It is obviously an amateur job and now it's a huge mess of which I have no clue to repair. The wires have shorted and now the vehicle wont start. Please help.
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Need a little more info . Security fuse ????? Do you mean anti-theft ? The SECURITY light is lit on the instrument cluster ? Content theft or vehicle theft ?
Vehicle Theft Deterrent (VTD) Description
The ignition key for vehicles which are equipped with the PASS-Key® II system consists of the following components:
• A typical square ignition key blank
• A resistor pellet
The PASS-Key® II ignition key has the same mechanical key cuts as a non-PASS-Key® II ignition key. You can not service the key blank and resistor pellet separately. There are 15 different ignition key assemblies, each with a different key pellet resistance value.
When you service the PASS-Key® II system, obtain all ignition keys. Verify the proper key code values withJ 35628-A Interrogator.
Steering Column (Ignition) Lock Cylinder
The steering column (ignition) lock cylinder that is used with the PASS-Key® II system contains a set of electrical terminals. The terminals are used to contact the resistor in the ignition key.
The wire routing for the contacts inside the steering column is very critical. When you service the lock cylinder, maintain proper wire routing.
When you replace a steering column lock cylinder, make new keys. The new keys must match the following items:
• The PASS-Key® II code of the PASS-Key® II system
• The mechanical cut of the new steering column (ignition) lock cylinder.
Measure the resistance of the pellet on the key , go to radio shack an buy a resistor of same value an solder into wiring harness .
pulling fuse won't work , power's the PCM as well . Plus software in the PCM won't let it start if it doesn't see input signal from the Theft deterrent module .Take an get it fix right .
1.Remove steering wheel cover from screws in bottom
2. pop off horn cover should snap off
3. Unplug three plugs to switch assembly
4. Remove steering wheel nut pull steering wheel may need puller
5. unbolt switch assembly from ignition bracket about three bolts
6. remove switch assembly and lay to side
7. mark ignition bracket vertically and horizontally
9. remove two tamper proof bolts with chizel
10. unplug ignition switch and remove to bolts from rear of ignition switch and remove switch. installation is reverse of removal.
first have the battery load tested as it indicates that there is a dead cell
If there is a dead cell then the dead battery will consume most of the power from the jumper so there may not be enough left for the starter and the ignition
to check for a power drain , install an amp meter i the battery to ground wire and see what current draw is occurring when everything is turned off
up to 1/2 amp indicates that the ECM is using power for the memory
up to 2 amps indicate a light on--glove box, boot , interior radio etc
more indicates a problem relay
Check the ignition switch steering in column, it goes bad also over time, you cant fix or rebuilt it and its expensive unit, will have to buy a new unit or one from a junk yard, assuming the battery has a good charge and new starter. try to play with the ignition switch by turning the key back and forth many times and see if you get some kind of contact to the dash light or starter while everything is connected.
The fuel pump has 2 sources of power, when you crank the engine power to the pump is supplied through the cranking circuit of the ignition switch, after it starts the power comes from the run circuit, you most likely have an issue with the ignition switch.
THERE IS A SWITCH UNDERNEATH THE STEERING COLUMN THAT WILL CORRECT THIS PROBLEM. I BOUGHT MY 1994 GEO TRACKER 4X4 BRAND NEW. IT TOOK ME SEVERAL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS FROM MY DEALER BEFORE I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM MY MECHANIC.