Someone attempted to steal my car

Tiny
JARRAD CARROLL
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  • 2004 DODGE NEON
  • 120,000 MILES
I work up and went outside to get my mail and I noticed my windshield wipers were on. So I went to check out my car to find the ignition cylinder lock out sitting in the seat and a philip head screw driver in the seat. My driver door was lock picked. I managed to put the ignition back in insense they left it my power works and everything had to get a jump start. Tried to turn the car on and it starts for 5 secs perfectly find then dies right away. What is likely the problem for this and can I fix it myself without paying alot
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Monday, September 5th, 2016 AT 11:31 AM

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Tiny
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Your trying to start it with the key and cylinder correct?Also what color is the head of your key grey or black?With the key in the run position is the security light on solid or flashing?
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Monday, September 5th, 2016 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes its on solid flashing and the head is grey
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Monday, September 5th, 2016 AT 7:34 PM
Tiny
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So you have a chipped key was the key reader or the wires to it damaged?
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 12:05 AM
Tiny
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Well I looked to at the wiring it didn't seemed dog but I did some research managed to grt the error code. This is the only code that shows up p0513 sentry key immobilizer system. Sorry for the slow replying I have work and school but this is the only code that shows up what are some methods to fixing this do you think you can walk me through it?
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 3:24 PM
Tiny
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Also this activate because someone tried to still my car and when they attempted they pulled the ignition out with a flat head screw driver
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 3:26 PM
Tiny
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Looks like I managed to find out one more thing I went in my car and took the ignition back out and realized that the black rounded part around the ignition was cut does this mean my security system was destroyed in an attempt to steal the vehicle
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 5:08 PM
Tiny
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How can I repair this it just looks like 1 wired was cut is there a way to connect it back?
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 5:12 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like they cut the wire to the key reader. Is there enough wire coming off the key reader to resplice the wire back together?
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 5:36 PM
Tiny
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It looks like it might be enough it looks like he just cut it in half
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 8:36 PM
Tiny
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It looks like he just snipped the wire like it's all there what should I do next im in the car looking at it with a flash light
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 8:38 PM
Tiny
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Use a butt connector to splice it back together. If there is enough room for the button connector to fit in there.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 9:17 PM
Tiny
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Where can I get this? Sorry I'm unfamiliar with wiring where do I get this from?
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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Instead of being a headache I just searched it up. It looks to big and the transponder is a black circler object the butt connector won't do it there is about an inch or less between the cut and the black circular transponder so what's the next suggestion
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Sounds like you can't fix it you will have to replace it then.
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Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 AT 11:06 PM
Tiny
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Well I found out that I could you a soldering iron and some black tape is there any way you could walk me through that real quick?
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
KEN
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Sure, strip both wires enough to put them together, about an 1/4 inch, then turn the soldering iron on and let it heat up, then clean the tip of the iron by running solder over it and then wiping it on a wet shop or paper towel. Then heat each wire up individually and then coat them with solider. Now hold the two wires together and heat, the solider will heat the then melt together, hold together until cool, cover in black electrical tape and you are all set.

Let us know if you need anything else.

Best, Ken
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 1:09 PM
Tiny
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Ran into a new problem I'm getting the 3 error codes now p0688, p0685 p0513
And when I turn my key to start the car it doesn't make a sound at all I cant see if I fixed it because my car doesn't even sound like its trying to start the car turns on and everything fine but the car makeys no sound at all when I turn it on. And thats not how it was. At first it would start and turn off after 3 secs that was the p0513 but for the longest I couldn't hear the engine at all I thought this was part of that but now I think otherwise how can I fix this I really need help I can't afford to take it tout a shop and I just bought this car I know everything runs fine I just need to get pass this
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Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 AT 4:21 PM
Tiny
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Is the security light flashing? If so roll up all of the windows and lock the doors, then let the car sit for 15 minutes and then unlock the drivers door using the key, it should reset the system.

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 AT 4:55 PM

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