My 01 Dodge Ram 1500 318 5.2 got broken into. They tried to steal my truck but was unsuccessful. My ignition system (barrel and switch) got smashed so I went to but a new one from NAPA. When I put the new one in, Nothing worked. Not even lights on my dash. When it still has the old smashed ignition switch, I could turn the old key and activate the lights and blower but not to the point where the truck should start. With the new ignition switch and cylinder, I could turn the key all the way but as I said, nothing happens. All I get is the dinging sound when you leave the key in and open the door. Please help.I live in the country and I won't be able to survive using the small car I have for daily commute. Thanks in advance
I have been to the dealership to check if my truck has a chip that has to be programmed to make the new ignition work with it and they said it doesn't.
Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 AT 2:37 PM