Won't start after cahnging the ingnition cylinder

Tiny
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  • 1999 CHRYSLER CONCORDE
  • 22,800 MILES
Swapped out the ignition cylinder since we'd be unable to turn the keys on several occasions. Giggling the steering wheel and keys was getting harder and harder, so swapped it out.

After swapping it out, keys turned fine, & car started right up. Stalled after about 15 secs. Tired a few more times and got the same result.

Now car won't start at all. Lights/radio, etc all work.

I did forget to disconnect the battery before swapping out the cylinders.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 2:56 AM

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Tiny
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So now it cranks over and will not start-Is this correct?
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 3:13 AM
Tiny
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Doesn't sound like it does anything now. Turn the key and hear nothing.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 3:17 AM
Tiny
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**No crank at all/nothing/nada when key is engage to starting position

Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 3:23 AM
Tiny
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Thanks.
I remember the oil light coming on right before it would stall out. Any chance that leans more towards a possible fuse being blown than another issue?
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 3:59 AM
Tiny
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Check and the above that I've mentioned and comeback with some testing results or consult with an auto technician/shop
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 4:44 AM
Tiny
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Rasmataz.
Could be a blown fusible link, the starter, starter relay, clutch switch/park and neutral switch/transmission position switch and ignition switch assuming the battery condition and connections are good. Note:If it doesn't apply disregard.

How would I be able to check which issue it is
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
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If you're not electrically incline best just bring it in and have it diagnosed
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 6:52 PM
Tiny
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My issue turned out to be the security system in the car. I have to somehow bypass it.
I can make do by keeping the original key w/in the security ring while turning the new key.
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 7:51 PM
Tiny
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Thanks, for coming back letting us know the problem-Good Luck
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Monday, November 21st, 2011 AT 8:00 PM

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