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Ok. Just got off the phone with the shop. Here's what's happening. They program the EWS and the car starts and runs. The minute they turn it off it won't start up again until they program the EWS again. Then it starts. He's unsure of why this is happening and is seeking outside help. If anybody knows what the problem might be I'd appreciate the input very much before it costs we an arm and a leg to diagnose. You can text or call me at 847-812-7749 Thank you in advance Michael

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The wire that has constant power to it is broken or unhooked. It will loose its program everytime the vehicle is shut off.

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