DO I NEED TO CHANGE THE IGNITION SWITCH ON MY 98 HONDA PASSPORT AFTER CHANGING IGNITION LOCK?

  • Tiny
  • Frankster
  • 1998 Honda Accord
  • 180,000 miles

Recently someone tried to steal my car and were not able. They damaged the ignition lock, steering wheel was locked and key would not turn. I changed the ignition lock everything inside looked well, lights on dash stereo etc but when I tried starting it won't, I noticed a tick in fusebox everytime I turn it to start. I put another car to charged mine and it turn once or twice after many times turning to start, I was thinking maybe the ignition switch needs change? This is our family car and need to get it running ASAP didn't have $1,000 to pay at dealership thieves. Please help. Thankyou.

Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 1:48 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Wrenchtech
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  • 19,542 posts

The immobilizer is locking you out because you are using the wrong key. You will need to have the dealer reprogram the security code.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 2:47 PM
  • Tiny
  • KHLow2008
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Most likely the ignition switch is bad and has to be replaced.

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 2:50 PM
  • Tiny
  • Frankster
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Thankyou for the quick response this year vehicle hasn no security code so I am putting my money on switch, and thanks once again I will definately follow up after replacing this.

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 6:50 AM

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