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The car is running and I cannot turn it off. The key will not turn in the ignition.

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Pop the hood and disconnect the negative cable. Then for the ignition try turning it like your going to start it and see if that frees it up.

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I called myself programming the new keys for my pt cruiser, but,it didnt take. At first it would start and run for a few seconds, now it wont turn over.what did I do wrong and how can I fix this?


Takes the master key to get it started again. The security gives you 3 tries to get the vehicle started, after the third time, it kills the starter.
2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Note: You must have two valid keys to add a new key to the system.
1. Insert the first valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the
ON/RUN position for at least three seconds, but no longer than 15 seconds.
Then, Turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position and remove the first key.
2. Insert the second valid key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to
the ON/RUN position within 15 seconds. After 10 seconds, a chime will sound.
In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition switch
to the LOCK position and remove the second key.
3. Insert the new key into the ignition switch. Turn the ignition switch to the
ON/RUN position.within 60 seconds. After 10 seconds, a single chime will
sound. In addition, the Vehicle Security Light will stop flashing. To indicate that
programming is complete, the Vehicle Security Light will turn on again for
seconds and then turn off.
The new key is now programmed. The Remote Keyless Entry transmitter will
also be programmed during this procedure.
Repeat this procedure to program up to eight keys.

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My 2002 Lincoln continental theft protection is on and won't let me program new keys


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99 Regal GS 3800 supercharged wont crank key in ignition all lights go off and car does nothing help!!!


Sounds like you may have possibly TWO problems here. The ignition key not turning past the run position or even to the run position is most likely a lock cylinder issue and may be fixed by replacing the ignition lock cylinder, As for the power being killed when turning the ignition to the start position, that sounds like a defective ignition switch. these items are two seperate parts. The reason for the turn signal issue may be related to the ignition switch fault.
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Programming ingition key with a chip in it



  • For 1998 and newer Fords there is no way to program a new Transponder key unless you have two already programmed keys. 1998 and older you could do this in about three minutes. This one has to be hooked up to a scanner.

  • Now if you do have two keys already programmed then follow these steps.
  1. Insert first programmed key in the ignition.
  2. Turn the ignition to start (run) for two seconds and back to off. The ignition should stay on for at least one second.
  3. Remove that key and within 10 seconds stick the second programmed key into the ignition. Turn the ignition to start (run) for two seconds and back to off. The ignition should stay on for at least one second.
  4. Remove the key.
  5. Now insert the key needing to be programmed into the ignition (within 20 seconds) and turn the ignition to start (run) for two seconds and then back off.
  6. The security light will light up for 3 seconds indicating the key is now programmed.
  7. Now wait a couple minutes before starting your car and your done.
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Resetting a Key fob on 2007 Honda Pilot


to program a key fob- get in vehicle and close all doors. insert key into ignition, have all the key fobs you want to program for this vehicle in hand, programing erases all old fobs. turn the ignition switch to on(all dash lights light up, on click before starting the car). then hit the lock button on one of the fobs. turn the ignition to lock. turn the ignition back to run and press the lock button again from the same remote. repeat untill all the locks cycle. ones the locks cycle keep the ignition in run and press the lock button on each key fob(the ocks will cycle each time a button is pressed). then turn the ignition to lock after all fobs have been programed

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groan.....gunna need a bit more info. but i'll try. What portion of the ignition was ripped out? The tumbler + switch? If so, you might need to get the car's system resent to recognize that it has a new ignition put in. Sime vehicles have a theft prevention system in place to prevent the vehicle from running if its been hot wired. Your best bet would be to replace the damaged ignition components (You did not mention if you did or not). If it still doesn't work after you have replced all of the ignition components. You can try to reset the vehicle (doesn't work on all) disconnect negative battery terminal and go back into vehicle and press down the brake pedal for about 30 seconds then reconnect battery and try it....good luck, hope this helps

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New ignition switch now car security system locked


ok here you go
make sure the battery is fully charged befor starting
turn ignition to run
attempt to start once then release the key in the run position
let vehicle sit with the key on for ten minutes
the security light should turn off
turn igniton switch off
wait 5 seconds
turn key to run position
let vehicle sit for 10 minutes
turn key off
wait 5 seconds
turn key to run position
let vehicle sit for ten minutes
turn key off
wait more than 6 seconds
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How do I program my key for my 2006 Chevy Impala?


Add Duplicate Key (PK3 or PK3+ key)
1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within fifteen seconds, insert the new key
and turn it to ON (RUN).
4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate success in programming
the key into the vehicle.
Originate New Master Key (PK3 or PK3+ key)

1. Insert new key into ignition cylinder and turn it to the ON (RUN) position.
The security light on the dash will illuminate and stay on for ten minutes.
2. When the security light goes out, you have one minute to start the next
step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back to the ON (RUN)
position. The security light on the dash will illuminate and stay on for ten
more minutes.
3. When the security light goes out, you have one minute to start the next
step. Turn the ignition cylinder to OFF and then back on the ON (RUN)
position. The security light on the dash will illuminate and stay on for ten
more minutes.
4. After the security light has gone off the third time, the key has been programmed
into the vehicle’s computer and will operate the car. It has replaced ALL the
previous electronic key codes and is the ONLY key programmed into the
vehicle’s computer.

Add Duplicate Key (PK3 or PK3+ key)

1. Insert an existing key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within fifteen seconds, insert the new key
and turn it to ON (RUN).
4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate success in programming
the key into the vehicle.

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Recoding "spare" key for car after ignition cylinder was replaced


Add Duplicate Key (PK3 or PK3+ key)
1. Insert an existing working key into the ignition cylinder.
2. Turn the ignition cylinder to ON (RUN) and back to OFF.
3. Remove the existing key and, within fifteen seconds, insert the new key
and turn it to ON (RUN).
4. The security light will light up for two seconds to indicate success in programming
the key into the vehicle.

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