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A would be robber broke into my 99 Dodge 3500 diesel tooka drill to my ignition.I replaced ignition switch and key tumbler now it will not start

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If this system has an antitheft control then the key that came with the ign switch may be the wrong key the original key may have a trasponder/chip in it the new key may not have that if it does it would need to be programmed for your vehicle

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I drilled out my ignition cause I lost my key I now found the key and it won't turn need help asap


you damaged the ignition switch and it will not recognize key you have to replace the tumbler and ignition switch the key acts like an electronic switch in most modern vehicles put key in and its recolonized and will turn and start vehicle ---damage to key or tumbler sets off anti theft and you have no start ---in future dont try to hot wire or pop ignition when keys are lost (thats all hollywood) go to dealer with vin and proof of ownership and they can cut you a new key

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Wiring diagram for the ignition switch on a 2000 chevy s10 ?


Unfortunately, you will not be able to do that. The key and tumbler are an intricate part of the vehicles "anti-theft system. If the ignition switch or tumbler is broken it will have to be replaced and the theft code relearned. When the key is turned in the tumbler, the switch reads the key code and sends the code to the BCM. The BCM verifies the code is correct and sends a start message to the ECM and allows the engine to start. With out that code verification, the engine will not start.

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Lost the key of ignition switch. How can remove it?


Several way you can remove upper and lower steering column cover and acces the ignition switch,but you will be up against 2 anti tamper screws you will have to use a pointy punch to to turn them out. Another method is drill the tumbler out and replace it,the replacement will come with a key.

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Was replacing the ignition switch and accidently broke off a silver piece off of where the switch goes connected. Can you some one tell me if this can be replaced and if I have to replace the entire key...


Replacing An Ignition Switch..

If The Ignition Switch Is Defective, It Must Be Replaced Regardless. Before Removing A Dashboard-mounted Switch, The Tumbler (Lock Mechanism) Must Be Removed From The Switch.Normally A Small Piece Of Wire Is Inserted Into A Hole IN The Front Of The Switch And The Key Is Turned.This Will Release The Tumbler From The Switch So The Tumbler Can Be Pulled Free. Then Unplug The Wires And Remove The Old Switch.

A Steering Column-mounted Ignition Switch Is Separated From The Tumbler. It Is Normally About Halfway Down And On Top Of The Steering Column. To Remove This Type Of Switch, Remove The Fasteners Holding The Steering Column To The Dash. This Will Let The Column Drop Down So You Can Replace The Ignition Switch.

Apr 09, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Caravan

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The ignition switch is damaged and I need to replace it. Someone attempted to drill it out and the drill broke off in the lock, so the key can no longer be inserted.


Do not drill out there is a pin hole in the side of the switch visible after removing the covers around the swithch you may need to remove the steering wheel I never had to turn the ignition swith to on position and then put a pin or small drill bit in the pin hole push in on it and then simultaneously pull out on the chrome key tumbler wiggle it abit while pushing in on the bit to remove center tumbler assembly/contacts.

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Security light comes on and car doesn.t start


try another key. if this doesnt work the wire in the tumbler assembly most likely broke and you will need it replaced. ( Ignition Switch)

Jul 18, 2009 | 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora

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I lost my keys to my 96 dodge dakota so i tried to forcefully use a screwdriver to start it resulting in a busted ignition i can get it to turn to the point of starting but the starter isnt turning over...


you will have to take the steering wheel off and the steering collum apart to find the rod that actuates the real ignition switch..the thing you stick your key in..is not really the ignition switch....its just a key tumbler..and it would be best that a professional replace the key tumbler..because it is difficult to drill out..i know this isnt what you wanted to hear..but i hope it helps

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Lost key then screwed up switch


take a drill and drill out the tumblers use small bits to start off and then use large bits to finish out the job when the tumblers fall out take a small punch to knock out pin that holds the ignition in place then put in a new one be sure not to make a big hole of where the pin fits into because if you do the new switch will just fall out when you remove the key

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