It sounds like you are having a problem with the Passkey security system and it's not recognizing your key.
The most common failure in these is the sensor in the ignition lock that reads the
key pellet. That would mean replacing the ignition lock with a sensor included and
the Passlock Decoder Module.
That sensor can be bypassed. You would need a digital ohmmeter to measure the
resistance of the pellet in the key. Now go to Radio Shack and buy a resister of the
exact same value as the key pellet. Go to the base of the steering column and locate
the two thin white wires that go up to the sensor. Cut the two wires and solder the
resister between the two ends coming from the harness. This will permanently
bypass the sensor but not the rest of the system.
Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 AT 12:51 PM