Anti theft security

Tiny
DANIEL WARNER
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  • 2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE
  • 4.7L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 180,000 MILES
I broke the ignition out because she lost the keys and I kind of messed the ignition receiver antenna up. I rewired it and found the original key to it, but still won't start.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 AT 12:34 PM

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STEVE W.
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First off welcome to 2CarPros. The issue you have isn't that bad to fix. First could you take a picture of the column where you broke the cylinder out. I ask because depending on the damage it may be cheaper to get a used column for parts and start from there instead of trying to repair the damage. It depends on what came apart and where.
Either way you will need access to a dealer or locksmith to reprogram the keys and SKIM into the system after it is connected no DIY methods for those.
Bare minimum will be a new SKIM module and a new or used key cylinder. Personally I'd go with new as you can easily re-pin them to match the old key, that means the door locks and ignition don't need different keys. That can result in an oops if you put the wrong key in.

Is the housing in the first image OK? Usually the retainer breaks when things are forced, then a new cylinder won't stay in. Then you need that housing, it's a dealer only part unless you hit a salvage yard. The parts are easy to access, remove the screws out of the top and bottom covers and they are right there.
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Friday, February 22nd, 2019 AT 9:04 AM

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