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Old 01 Sep 2011, 01:48 pm
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Default 01 dies after starting

A few months ago my dad replaced my ignition lock cylinder... ever since then my 2001 PT Cruiser has been periodically presenting the following symptom(s), it does not do this often, however it has become more frequent and I do not want to end up stranded somewhere so I really need this fixed!:

-starts, but immediately turns off
-sometimes it will stay running after a few tries
-sometimes it will not start at all and then it will not turn over

recently, i did a code test and recieved the following codes:

P1684: The battery has been disconnected within the last 50 starts
P1685: P1685 Skim Invalid Key - The engine controller has received an invalid key from the SKIM

Suggestions? I really think it is something related to the replacement igntion lock cylinder, however, my dad refuses to agree with me.. so help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 01 Sep 2011, 08:15 pm
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Default Re: 01 dies after starting

It really sounds like a bad key or skim. Do you have more than one key? If so, keep them both together and mark which one is doing it. If both, I would lean towards the module. Although, keys go bad more often.

If you only have one key, it sounds like a good time to get a spare. And, no, this has nothing to do with the lock cylinder you just put in (well, short of someone busting the halo during install or something crazy like that anyways).
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