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Old 10 Feb 2016, 02:07 am
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Default Re: Anti Theft, Security and Immobilizer

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Originally Posted by Handy_Cruiser View Post
Welcome to the forum. And this is a great write up. But I have several questions.

First, if the 1/2 hour key programming actually works, that's new information for the PT Cruiser. At least it is to me. And if it did work, did you use an original key in any way during the process?

Next, since you removed the board from the original SKIM and placed it in the salvage module, the salvage module then effectively becomes the original with the same programming. But the required handshake to make the car run (stay running) is between all three, PCM, SKIM and mated sentry key. So did you simply use the lock cylinder and sentry key from a salvage car? If this is the case, it means anyone without a functioning sentry key can simply replace the lock cylinder and sentry key with another pair from a salvage car, turn the ignition on for 30 minutes and then drive the car. Is that the way this really works?

And there's a third ramification of this that would really be useful if I understand what's been said. It also means someone can buy a new sentry key, have it cut to fit the existing lock cylinder, and then program it themselves by leaving it in the ignition in the on position for 30 minutes.

This is good stuff if confirmed.
To add to this I have read but not confirmed that when buying a PCM that has been reset to be installed into your vehicle, you can eliminate the SKIM by removing the WCM before connecting battery for first startup.
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