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Replaced ignition switch, car doesn't recognize key

The car starts and runs, but when the key is in the key is in the "off" position, the car doesn't realize that it's there. It doesn't chime if I open the door, and it won't go into programming mode to program a remote.

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Most likely a loose, broken or disconnected wire going to the new switch. there is a tiny rod that the key pushes when inserted, this sends a signal to the alarm and light.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

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    joshtorah1 Feb 11, 2014

    is that wire in the key cylinder or in the ignition switch?

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SOURCE: 2001 XJ8 keyless remote programming

This is the procedure from the service manaul:

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1. Unlock the Boot/trunk with key.
2. Turn Ignition on.
3. Warning light on dash comes on.
4. When they go out, lift arm rest, inside their is a valley button, Press 5 times within 5 secs of lights on dash going out, Horn & Lights Flash.
5. Press any button on remote, remote programmed.

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SOURCE: replaced battery in remote even though old battery

• Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by the remote keyless entry system. Resynchronization may be necessary due to the security method used by the remote keyless entry system.
The transmitter does not send the same signal twice to the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). • The RCDLR will not respond to a signal that has been sent previously. This prevents anyone from recording and playing back the signal from the transmitter. • Resynchronization may be necessary under the following conditions: - The battery in the transmitter is very weak. - The battery in the transmitter was replaced. - The battery in the vehicle has been in a low or no charge condition for an extended period of time. • In order to resynchronize the transmitter with the RCDLR, perform the following steps: 1. Stand within 1.5 m (5 ft) from the vehicle. 2. Simultaneously press and hold the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter for 7 seconds

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SOURCE: 2006 BMW 325i E90 remote programming

That remote you purchased, did you remove your vehicle key from your old one and insert it into the new one? At the back of the remote there are pinch grips, pinch and pull to remove the key, you should have a plastic version of this key for your car, in the spare in the glovebox, unless it has been removed, check also in the owners manual folder, if you bought this car used it maybe in there. If you do not have the kaey that matches your car to put in the remote it will not program to the car. Hope this helps, let me know.

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PLEASE NOTE: NOT ALL BRANDS/MODELS OF OPENER WILL WORK WITH THIS SYSTEM.

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