Replaced Ingition switch, now car wont start
I had the infamous no-start when cold problem, and verified that I had the DTC codes by my dealer. I replaced the ignition switch and followed the earlier post / sticky to relearn the passlock 4 times, but the car still has no crank / no start. Other than the intermittant no-start problem before the car was fine. I have been working on this ALL day, and made sure to wait at least 10 minutes between key cycles.
For 3 complete attempts I followed the instructions to the letter, but for the 4th, instead of turning to RUN I turned to START. Another post has said to do that, not turn to RUN. But neither method has worked. Here is the earlier post- is there something incorrect with this procedure ? I followed to the letter- what is wrong?
here is the process-----------
Rmove the upper steering column bezel. (pull up)
remove the lower left bezel (7mm)
Remove the ign switch. (t15 torx IIRC)
Install reverse of removal.
To relearn passlock, turn the key to run, then turn back to ACC. Leave like that for 10 mins, do again, then do again. Takes about 30 mins to complete. When 3 cycles complete, turn off car completely for at least 30 seconds. then start car.
Also, if car is a stick, make sure to push clutch when attempting to "start" at beginning of each cycle.
Now, considering that one does not need to push in the clutch just to get it to run, this made me thing that putting it in RUN is wrong, and it must go to START. But I did make sure to push in the clutch when using the RUN setting and also the START setting. Any advice is welcome. If somebody has a more complete writeup of the PASSLOCK learn process i would appreciate it.
I did check to make sure the connector harness was installed properly and everything was good- I am totally baffled. Also, my previous part number was the same as the replacement- I had assumed that the new switch would have a new part number (rev'ed up to fix the problem). I also verified that the part was never replaced under warrenty by the dealer. The part I ordered was taken off the TSB, not the old switch. Odd. When waiting between cycles for at least 10 minutes, is it possible to wait TOO long ? Normally in relearn processes like this it is a minimum wait of 10 minutes, not 10 min exactly.
help !! Thanks in advance.
Last edited by dogturd21; 01-11-2009 at 05:41 PM.