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I have bought a new lock cylinder and had it programmed my car cranked maybe ten times after then i disconnected the battery to change the radiator and now it will not crank - all the cluster lights come on with key in ignition but then when i go to start position everything goes out and it does not start. What can be the problem? I have delco loc II system and i do not know much about it can you help me?

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