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Ignition problem I have a 2003 Pilot. The key wasn't consistently turning, but when it did the car started. I replaced the ignition switch. The key turns, starter motor runs, but the engine doesn't run. As far as I know, all connections have been made.

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  • mbmnjones Feb 05, 2010

    It turns out that the anti-theft computer system had to be re-progammed for the new key. My Haynes manual did not mention that fact and no advisement was included with the new switch, Which cost $257.00.

    I took my old switch to a locksmith. He rebuilt the key switch. My old keys were worn down. He was able to cut me a new key to my old switch using the code for the key found on the glove box latch assembly. He coded the key he made. Total cost was $134.00.

    In the future I will call a locksmith for any key or lock problem I have on a car.

    Thanks to everyone who pondered a solution.

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When you have made this connection,probably there has been a short circuit,without seeing it so due to that,fuses have blown,check the fuses box ,you will see it one by one to be sure you don't miss one.

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