Car won't stay started!

Tiny
SUNBURST452000
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  • 2001 SATURN SL2
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
Saturn 2001 s series I replaced the ignition switch and and car cuts off as soon as I turn the key loose what is the problem?
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 4:27 PM

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Tiny
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You may have to check feed to and from the ignition switch. Wiring below. Red wires coming in at top are hot all the time. Bottom wires got hot with the key on, use voltage tester.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 4:45 PM
Tiny
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Just to add to this answer it sound's like the security system could be keeping it from starting. Is the security light on solid or flashing?Also did you replace the whole ignition housing that the switch screw's too and the combo switch for the turn signal mount's too?If so your going to have to relearn the new pass lock sensor.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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To answer the security light flashes with the key on, and I did change the whole ignition housing. However I did not change the signal mount.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 8:26 PM
Tiny
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If security is an issue, you can try relearn, about 30 minute procedure. Leave key in on position, watch the security lite, should go off in about 10 minutes, cycle key off. You do the procedure 3 times for total of 30 minutes. The next time you cycle key off, the relearn should be complete.
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 8:54 PM
Tiny
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For JDL Thanks that worked!
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Friday, March 18th, 2011 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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Thank Saturntech9. He's the one that brought it up. In my first post, I thought about your security system, but, since you worked on the ignition switch, I went that way. I'm glad you going.
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
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Glad to hear to hear that it's all fixed the first thing that came to mind was the security system from the symptoms.
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Saturday, March 19th, 2011 AT 3:56 PM

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