This has been really helpful. If y'all want to send me a donation like, I'm happy to donate more for your time.
I ordered a new Key Cylinder, however, I'm beside myself that the key cylinder went bad at the exact same time I.
This whole problem started 2 days ago. My car wouldn't start. I jumped it using a neighbors car. Later that day, car wouldn't start again. After trying to jump it unsuccessfully, we push started it. I went to Autozone who told me that my battery was excellent. Cables are clean.
*Note: I have an after market car alarm that I don't use anymore. I don't even have the beeper. It was definitely spazzing out during the 2nd jump of the day. I cut the wire to the horn.
I got home after Autozone, baffled. I was told by Best Buy (who installed the alarm) that I could, go into the dash, pull out the cable that goes into the Alarm Head/master. They said that this would override the alarm but the connection between the starter and the battery would still be there. There were 3 going into the alarm. I pulled the fuse instead. Car started right up. 1 hour later, it wouldn't start.
I was able to get the key to turn an hour ago. Car won't start. I can only suspect that (A) the alarm is still getting in the way of the connection from the battery to the starter. (B) Maybe the starter is bad (even though it clicks). (C) An electrical problem has developed from the battery to the starter. (D) My key has worn down too much for the ignition (even though it works fine in the doors).
All this being said, car won't start and it's acting as though I have a dead battery. That I will check again tomorrow.
Thanks for your help on this.
Monday, February 11th, 2013 AT 1:07 AM