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Wont start do i need to progran new key

Hello my car got broken into and the ignition is screwed,i bought a new steering column with ignition switch and it came with a key,but now it wont start,do i need to have a locksmith program the key to the ecu ?? its a 2004 civic ex

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  • marianomg1 May 23, 2009

    ok will i still need to do that if i bought the whole column with module and key from another car from a junkyard?

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The dealer needs to set the key code using the on board diagnostic computer.the body control module needs the signal
otherwise,thieves would simply plug in a new ignition to the existing harness and steal a car.

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1993 taurus when I start the car and as long as i holded the key the car will stay started but if I let go it goes dead


Hello, It sounds like the Ignition switch is bad or the adjustment for the Ignition switch is out of alignment. Some of the Ignition switches will have a rod in the steering column to reach switches under the dash. Check under the dash at the switches mounted around the Brake pedal lever. The switch at that point is an Interlock switch which senses that a foot is on the Brake before it allows you to shift out of Park. And it keeps supplying power when the engine is running.

It is quite common for feet to hit the Interlock switch and knock it out of alignment. When this happens it can cause several problems including yours. If the Interlock switch is still in position and not cracked or broken, then the Ignition switch is bad or out of adjustment.

This boils down to 1 rod or cable in the column with an adjustable switch on each end. The Interlock switch below the dash and the Ignition switch. To take off or adjust the Ignition switch you should remove the plastic column cover, disconnect the Battery and turn the Ignition switch to RUN or ACC. position. Then insert your key and press a drillbit under the spring release in the steering column just below the switch. Pull up with your key and the lock cylinder should come out of the Ignition switch.

There will be an Electric connector to remove and an adjustment screw on the side of the Ignition switch. You can see if the screw worked its way loose, reconnect the Battery and adjust the rod or cable. For all the work you may as well put in a new switch at this point. Adjust everything to function, then disconnect the Battery and reassemble the parts.

I hope my solution is very helpful in solving your problem.

Mar 22, 2011 | 1993 Ford Taurus

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What is the procedure to changing an keyed ignition lock?


Hi there,

Removal

Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.
Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.
Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.

Installation

Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.

Hope these help.

Jan 28, 2011 | 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

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We need to replace the ignition lock on a 2004 Grand Am.


Hello,

The ignition switch is immediately behind and attached to the ignition lock cylinder. The ignition lock cylinder is where you place the key to start your vehicle. If you are having problems with your vehicle not starting and or turning the key, more than likely you need to replace the ignition lock cylinder. It is common for these to go bad in GM vehicles. To replace the ignition switch of Your car please get these instruments (Flat head screwdriver, Mechanic's gloves, Socket wrench with adapters, Lint-free cloth)and carefully follow the steps below:
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the terminal of your Pontiac Grand Am's battery. This will ensure that you avoid the potential of electrocution as well as accidental inflation of the air bag. After disconnecting the battery, wait 15 minutes before performing any work on the car.
  2. Remove the three flat head screws from the steering column cover to access the ignition switch assembly. If the covers and interior parts of the steering column are dirty or dusty, try cleaning them with a damp, lint-free cloth.
  3. Depress the silver button on the column underneath the ignition switch if your key is still stuck in the lock cylinder. You will need to turn the key to the "Off" position and remove it in order to remove the rest of the ignition switch assembly.
  4. Remove the two connection bolts holding the ignition switch assembly into place. Disconnect the electrical connection tab leading to the ignition switch as well as the tab that sits behind the ignition switch once you slide it out from the steering column console.
  5. Clip the electrical connection tab to the new ignition switch for your 2004 Pontiac Grand Am and slide the ignition switch into place. You will need to have the new key in the ignition switch as you slide it into place and turned to the "Off" position. Once it matches the exact position of the previous ignition switch, rotate the key to the "On" position, and you should hear a click from a tab that extends from the bottom of the ignition switch and connects with the ignition switch housing on the steering column. Reconnect the electrical connection tab leading to the ignition switch.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery terminal and turn your car on to make sure that you have made all of the connections correctly between the steering column and the new ignition switch. Reinstall the steering column panel coverings.
Hope this helps. Thank You for using FixYa!!!

Jan 18, 2011 | 2004 Pontiac Grand Am

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I can't get the rod that connects the key lock and door latch in the right position to work correctly.


  • Disconnect the negative battery cable with the proper size wrench and place away from the battery.

    Insert the key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key to the run position.
  • 2 Remove the steering column cover on a tilt steering wheel model by pressing the upper and lower section of the cover together and pulling free from the mounting plate. Remove the steering column covers on a non tilt steering wheel model by using a Philips screwdriver and unscrewing the mounting screws.
  • 3 Disconnect the electrical connector from the ignition switch by lifting up on the release tab and pulling.

    Press the ignition switch actuator pin by pushing a small screw driver into the key lock cylinder, while doing this pull the ignition switch out of the ignition switch housing.
  • Installation
  • 1 Insert the new key into the new ignition switch and turn the key to the run position. Insert the new ignition switch into the ignition switch housing. Wiggle the switch back and forth until the actuator pin mounting hole is aligned and falls into place.
  • 2 Install the electrical connector back into the connector housing by pressing it in with your hands.
  • 3 Place the steering column covers back onto the non tilt steering wheel and insert mounting screws. Tighten screws using a Philips screwdriver. Place the steering column covers over the tilt steering wheel and press the upper and lower portion together to snap covers back into the mounting plate.
  • 4 Pull on the ignition key to ensure switch is locked into place. Turn key to the "off" position and remove the key. Insert the key and start the vehicle.


  • hope this helps you

    Dec 21, 2010 | Ford F-350 Cars & Trucks

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    Ignition switch would start but would not lock into position (RUN) and would shut off and then ignition completely locked down and will not move


    The ignition key cylinder in a Buick unlocks the ignition and allows the Buick's engine to start. The cylinder contains a switch on the end of it (inside the cylinder) that sends an electric signal to the starter motor. When the ignition key cylinder fails, the Buick won't start. When this happens, you'll need a new ignition cylinder. Purchase replacement cylinders from Buick.
    Difficulty: Moderately Easy
    Things You'll Need:

    • Ignition key
    • Punch pin
    • Cross-point screwdriver
    1. 1 Remove the screws on the bottom of the steering column on your Buick. These screws hold the steering column cover on. You may need to tilt the steering wheel to its highest position to access these screws.
    2. 2 Turn the ignition key to the "II" position in the ignition cylinder.
    3. 3 Slide the punch pin into the access slot on the bottom of the ignition cylinder.
    4. 4 Push the pin all the way into the access slot while you pull the ignition cylinder out of the steering column.
    5. 5 Insert the new ignition cylinder into the steering column with the key in the "II" position on the cylinder.
    6. 6 Push the cylinder into the column until it "clicks," indicating that it is locked into the column.
    7. 7 Turn the ignition key to the "Off" position.

    Dec 15, 2010 | 1995 Buick Riviera

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    I have a 1994 oldsmobile 88 Royale with a 3.8 v6. I have asked this question to 2 "experts" and no one seems to be willing to answer this question: There is linkage that goes from the lock cylinder down...


    The starter switch fails commonly. If the linkage does not move then it has probably broken loose from the ignition switch and switch will have to be replaced.
  • Disconnect battery ground cable . Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the self-tapping screws. Remove four bolts retaining lower steering column shroud and remove lower steering column shroud.
  • Remove lock screw and disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  • Rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  • Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch .
  • Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.

  • NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

    Jun 19, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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    Ignition


    Yes, Most keys now a days are made so that they carry a chip on the inside of them. You will need to take the car to a Honda dealership so they can get the key programed for you.

    May 23, 2009 | 2004 Honda Civic

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    My key will start the car but it wont turn the car off i have to unplulg the distributor to kill theh car. Also the ignition switch in the car rotates all the way around but it has always done that it just...


    the ignition switch is an electrical part. The lock cylinder is whre the key goes and it activates the ignition switch. If you pulled the lock cylinder out, you could operate the car with a screwdriver.
    Either you have damaged the ignition switch where the lock cylinder goes into it, or the lock cylinder is damaged where it fits into the ignition switch.

    this is 96 taurus, don't have 92 sorry

    Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
    REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
    1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
    1. Remove lower instrument panel steering column cover (04459).
    1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
    1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
    1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
    Installation
    1. NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

      Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
    1. Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
    1. Install the ignition switch pin into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
    1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
    1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
    1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
    1. Install lower instrument panel steering column cover with screws.
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    Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
    DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION Ignition Switch The ignition switch (11572), which is mounted on the steering actuator housing (3F723), operates in the following manner:
    • The ignition switch is cycled through rotation of the ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) through a pin which is part of the ignition switch.
    • The ignition switch lock cylinder also controls the mechanism which provides a positive lock for the transaxle linkage and the steering system.
    • The locking mechanism is located in the steering column housing.
    The ignition switch lock cylinder positions are:
    • ACC
    • LOCK
    • OFF
    • RUN
    • START
    The key can be removed from the ignition switch lock cylinder with the column-shift transaxle only when the shift lever is in PARK position and the key is in LOCK position.
    • The ACC position operates while the steering and transaxle remain locked.
    • The engine shuts off when the key is turned to the OFF position without locking the steering or transaxle.
    Blade Type
    The ignition switch has blade-type terminals that engage with one multiple connector. The multiple connector is secured to the ignition switch by an integral connector fastener.

    May 05, 2009 | 1992 Mercury Sable

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    Something is broken inside ignition switch housing.


    The ignition crank shaft is broken inside the Steering Column Lock Assy. You will need to buy a new assy (cost appr. $202.21) and 2 steering lock bolts (cost appr. $4.96 ea) at a Toyota or Lexus dealer. Call either dealer for best price and availability. To replace you'll need to remove the black snap-on panel below speedometer then remove the screws securing the driver side dash. Behind the dash is a steel plate. Remove that and remove the steering column covers by turning the steering wheel to access the screws. You'll see that the SCLA is secured by 2 break-away bolt (this is an anti-theft feature). Use a dremel tool with cutting disc to make a notch in the screw head to remove with a flathead screwdriver. If this doesn't work your other option is to cut the bolts where the assy bolts together. Remove the broken SCLA and remove the key FOB and install into new SCLA. If your mechanically incline this should take about 2-3 hrs. and save you $300-400 in labor cost. Part numbers are same at Toyota and Lexus dealers.

    Steering Column Lock Assy: 45280-60510

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    Mar 16, 2009 | 2000 Lexus LX470

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    I need instructions on how to put a locksmart switch ingnition


    Removal
    1. Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove the steering column shroud by removing the four or five self-tapping screws. Remove tilt lever (if so equipped).
    1. Remove instrument panel lower steering column cover.
    1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
    1. Rotate ignition key lock cylinder to the RUN position.
    1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch.
    1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
    Installation
    1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the switch RUN position. NOTE: A new replacement switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.
    1. Check to ensure that the ignition key lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the key lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
    1. Install the ignition switch into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the switch slightly back and forth to align the switch mounting holes with the column lock housing threaded holes.
    1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
    1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
    1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is locked in the LOCK position.
    1. Install instrument panel lower steering column cover.
    1. Install the steering column trim shrouds and tilt lever (if so equipped).

    Feb 26, 2009 | 1991 Lincoln Town Car

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