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Old 29 Jul 2020, 04:45 pm
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Default new ignition switch engine dies when start

I had problems with my car and upon checking out these forums I decided to change out the ignition switch. I have a 2007 pt cruiser touring. I ended up taking out the whole ignition assembly where I unplugged everything on the column. I also took out the multi switches. When I put things back together (no extra screws leftover) and plugged everything back in I started her up. It would start up but immediately died. This happened several times and then nothing. No sound, no turning over nothing. It acted as if I was trying to start the car with a uncoded key. Do I have to reset anything since I unplugged everything?
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Old 29 Jul 2020, 05:40 pm
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Default Re: new ignition switch engine dies when start

When you turn the key to the "On" position does the dashboard light up?

Was the same key used before and after work was done?

Is the red security light "ON" on the dash all the time when you are trying to start the engine?
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Old 30 Jul 2020, 07:23 pm
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Default Re: new ignition switch engine dies when start

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When you turn the key to the "On" position does the dashboard light up?

Was the same key used before and after work was done?

Is the red security light "ON" on the dash all the time when you are trying to start the engine?
Start and then died - could be skreem module not getting the right code from the key.

wont start - mini starter relay, starter solenoid, many things here can be the problem.
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