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Security system I just put in a new ignition assemble in my 1997 Pontiac Sunfire and now the security system does not recognize the new key. What do I need to do next to get the car started?

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Turn the key on,leave it on ten minutes,then turn it off,and right back on,do this three times,and then see if it relearned the key,a total of 30 minutes.

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