No start after replacing the ignition lock

Tiny
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  • 2002 SATURN SL2
  • 1.9L
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,753 MILES
I recently replaced ignition lock had a cut key made and coded go to start car and now the security light flashes then stays lit and car starts then stalls.
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Thursday, December 8th, 2016 AT 11:11 PM

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Tiny
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If you replaced the steering lock housing did you relearn the pass lock sensor? Because there is no chip in the key on that car.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
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I posted how you learn the new pass lock sensor that was replaced with the steering lock housing.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 7:01 AM
Tiny
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I did not replace housing. I replaced the lock cylinder and when I do a relearn the security light never goes off no matter how long I wait.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 8:23 AM
Tiny
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The cylinder has nothing to do with the light staying on. The sensor is in the housing. Why did you replace the cylinder and how did you get it out?
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 8:26 AM
Tiny
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I did not replace housing only sensor. I will try another relearn when I get off work and will let you know or how can I disarm security? The security light flashes four times going as I am starting it and when car dies the light stays on.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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The sensor is part of the steering lock housing it does not come separate. We do not give out information about how to bypass security it could fall into the wrong hands.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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You are doing three ten minute cycles and not turning the key off until the security light turns off each time?
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 9:05 AM
Tiny
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I got it put with old key.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 9:07 AM
Tiny
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Like I said light does not go out.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 9:08 AM
Tiny
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Okay, well if I cannot do that do you have a idea how to fix?
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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So what exactly did you replace I am still confused what you actually replaced? You replaced the part you out the key in only? If so why did you replace it and how did you remove it? I am trying to get a idea if what happened so I can help you. Because if you just replace the part the key goes in it should have started right up with the new one.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
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And what if light does not change?
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 4:35 PM
Tiny
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Okay, I am gonna try again and see if this works, but like I said the light flashes when I start the stays on when dies.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 5:27 PM
Tiny
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According to the manual it says it is in short tamper mode.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 5:33 PM
Tiny
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Yes it is. I need you to answer my questions so I can help you. Please read back to what I asked you right before your last replies. I worked for Saturn over sixteen years and I am a factory trained Saturn tech. So I am here to help.
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Friday, December 9th, 2016 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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I am sorry I replaced the lock in the ignition that is all.
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Saturday, December 10th, 2016 AT 5:06 PM
Tiny
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When I do the relearn the security light flashes. When I try to start it then when it dies the light stays lit does not matter how long I leave key on for ten, eleven or twelve minutes. Do I do the test anyway?
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Saturday, December 10th, 2016 AT 5:13 PM
Tiny
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The light has to go out each cycle. You never answered me how did you drill the ignition cylinder to get the old one out? Or doing anything that might have damaged the passlock sensor in the ignition housing? Because if it was fine before you changed the cylinder then that is all I can think of. Because if you only changed the cylinder it makes no sense why the light would be on unless you damaged the passlock sensor.
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Sunday, December 11th, 2016 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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Only thing I can think we'll I used key to get it out I read that you can wire a resistor on the yellow and ground the side and should start
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Sunday, December 11th, 2016 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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Thx for all your help but I got starting again thx again
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Sunday, December 11th, 2016 AT 4:32 PM

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