Lost my key to my chevrolet Silverado 1500, tried to hot wire it. Replaced the column, now I can't get it started. Can you help me?


Asked by Mar 30, 2015 at 07:05 PM about the 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Short Bed 2WD

Question type: General

Bought a column for my 2002 chevrolet silverado 1500, from the junk yard. Now I can't
get it to start. Can anyone help me?

3 Answers


It's a security issue. With the old column you could have gone to the dealer with proof of ownership and the vin# and they would have made you a key


When I tried the hot wiring thing, I was told that I probably burnt up some kind of box in the column, when I tried to start it. That's why I got the other column.


You'll have to take it in and get it flashed (dealer)

Best Answer

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • No spark in 2004 Chevy Silverado 1500 20 answers

    My truck just quit running...had to be towed to the shop. Diagnosis is no spark. Replaced the coil, distributor cap, rotor, crank sensor and ignition module and still nothing. Engine is getting ple...

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Long Bed 4WD



  • Can't get our truck out of park 1 answer

    Hello we had are transmission rebulided and then put a new streeing column in our 1992 Chevy Silverado 1500. Now it will not come out of park.

    Chevrolet Silverado 1500



  • Key fop 3 answers

    Does anybody know how to program a key fob for a 2012 silverado 1500

    2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Ext. Cab



  • Helping neighbor out 7 answers

    I changed out her fuel regulator now her 97 Silverado truck with a 5.7 will not start. Sounds like the motor locked up .....please help me i fill so bad was running after me not running

    1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500



  • Engine Shutting off after about 10-20 seconds on 2004 Silverado 1500 53 answers

    Can anyone shed some light on this problem. After driving my 04' Silverado 1500 all day without any problems, after the truck sat in the driveway for a couple of hours, the truck started right up, but...

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500


    Maintenance & Repair

Silverado 1500

Looking for a Used Silverado 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 144,719 nationwide Silverado 1500 listings starting at $1,995.


Search Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Questions

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Experts

#1 John Carson
John Carson
Reputation 1,590
#2 Silverado_owner_2006
Reputation 1,390
#3 Andrew Olsen
Andrew Olsen
Reputation 1,310
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,028 Great Deals out of 56,923 listings starting at $2,300
Used Ford F-150"
3,268 Great Deals out of 216,650 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
522 Great Deals out of 13,739 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD"
399 Great Deals out of 33,530 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Tundra"
614 Great Deals out of 26,773 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
623 Great Deals out of 30,504 listings starting at $2,850
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,076 Great Deals out of 36,075 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
797 Great Deals out of 38,852 listings starting at $2,650
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD"
15 Great Deals out of 306 listings starting at $4,850
Used Chevrolet Silverado 2500"
3 Great Deals out of 271 listings starting at $3,499
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
444 Great Deals out of 42,988 listings starting at $2,250
Used Chevrolet Avalanche"
248 Great Deals out of 6,244 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 55,400 listings starting at $22,113
2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
307 Great Deals out of 35,013 listings starting at $17,443
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
285 Great Deals out of 8,173 listings starting at $14,948
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
433 Great Deals out of 11,061 listings starting at $10,990
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 For Sale
261 Great Deals out of 6,836 listings starting at $7,400