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My ignition went bad, i need to crank the car without ignition switch... need hotwire instructions to get car in garage

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What year car? make and model? What is exactly happening? Be specific. Is the lock cylinder not turning? does it turn with no response from starter? Is the security light illuminated on your dash when you turn your key forward? Let me know. I might be able to help you. Oh ya... Do you have a little black chip on your key? or does it say PK3 or something similar to that on the key shaft?

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