I've read many times about defective Pass Lock sensors. As I recall, the pellets in the keys are on older vehicles. Still, broken wires are very common in the steering column. I'm going to have to research the testing procedure because there should be a way to do it from the connector at the base of the steering column instead of taking the upper column apart.
It will take me a while to put my hands on a service manual. Jack me up with a followup message if I don't get back to you. In the meantime, if you have tilt-wheel, move the wheel to a different position and try to start the engine. If that works, it will pretty conclusive there are broken wires.
Friday, May 14th, 2010 AT 8:54 PM