2005 Dodge Magnum New Ignition Switch, no start

Tiny
JOE TEX
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  • 2005 DODGE MAGNUM
  • V8
  • RWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
I have a 2005 dodge magnum. Keys were stolen last week. I had new ignition switch installed and the key coded. It has brand new battery, starter relay, and starter. It still will not start. Replaced the ignition switch thinking the first new one was bad. Same scenario. Lights, all gauges, radio, and alarm light come on. Its like it wants to turn on but doesn't. ALSO. After mechanical work was complete, and without the key even in the ignition. Soon as the door was opened, it would make the dinging noise like when the lights are left on. Some one please help. I've spent over $700 on parts, labor and mechanics ripping me off.
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 AT 3:46 AM

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Tiny
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That car has an immobilizer security system. If you changes keys or lock, the system has to be reprogrammed by the dealer.

SENTRY KEY IMMOBILIZER SYSTEM
The Sentry Key Immobilizer System (SKIS) is designed to provide passive protection against unauthorized vehicle use by disabling the engine after about two seconds of running, whenever any method other than a valid Sentry Key is used to start the vehicle. The SKIS is considered a passive protection system because it is always active when the ignition system is energized and does not require any customer intervention. The SKIS uses Radio Frequency (RF) communication to obtain confirmation that the key in the ignition switch is a valid key for operating the vehicle. The microprocessor-based SKIS hardware and software also uses electronic messages to communicate with other electronic modules in the vehicle over the Controller Area Network (CAN) data bus.

Pre-programmed Sentry Key transponders are provided with the vehicle from the factory. Each Sentry Key REmote Entry Module (SKREEM) will recognize a maximum of eight Sentry Keys. If the customer would like additional keys other than those provided with the vehicle, they may be purchased from any authorized dealer. These additional keys must be programmed to the SKREEM in the vehicle in order for the system to recognize them as valid keys. This can be done by the dealer using a diagnostic scan tool or, if Customer Learn programming is an available SKIS feature in the market where the vehicle was purchased, the customer can program the additional keys, as long as at least two valid Sentry Keys are already available.

The SKREEM performs a self-test of the SKIS each time the ignition switch is turned to the On position, and will store fault information in the form of a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) if a system malfunction is detected. The SKIS can be diagnosed, and any stored DTC can be retrieved using a diagnostic scan tool. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information.
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Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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This question was asked 6 months ago so I doubt he still needs help.
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Friday, August 29th, 2014 AT 2:06 AM

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