Car not starting stay on 3 seconds cuts off


Asked by Jan 28, 2014 at 10:54 PM about the 2006 Dodge Charger SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

short and sweet my dodge charger ignition switch broke in the back the metal part so I went to a junk yard replaced the whole ignition switch and housing and key now my car starts for 3 seconds cuts off after 3 attempts nothing I have to go under my hood switch my 3 main relays around and then it starts after playing with them sometimes to it to a electrical shop told me I need a ignition mod for 350.00 bucks and 250.00 to put it in the car was running fine before I changed out the ignition switch and housing I also went had it put on machine codes were P480 481 562 700 846 888 do I need another key made or relay or is it really a new ignition mod I need just tired of spending money car have 155,000 miles first problem I encounter...

5 Answers


factory theft system.. the key has to be burned to the pcm. on a ford not sure about a dodge but turn the keys forward to on position and wait for theft light to go out about 15 mins. turn key off and cycle forward to on position again without starting wait til theft light goes out around 15 mins again then turn keys off again and start. that is how a ford key is manualy married to the pcm. im sure dodge is simular but dont really know. hope this helps

1 people found this helpful.

Thanks I went and took it to electrical shop today and gave them my ignition mod that came off the first time and also went by the dealer which they told me 215 for a ignition switch and housing 375 to put it in then another 275 for a key the shop said they going to call me in the morning I also gave them the old key too but I will try it If they can't fix it...Thanks Bro


Also I tried the turn on switch for 10 mins but the anti theft light never went off this morning it just stayed on sometimes when I start the car it won't show for a few seconds but then pops up so I just took it to the electrical shop after that


yeah lost my keys and they wanted something stupid, ended up calling a lock smith and he cut a steel key for $80.00 and found a guy on craigslist who would sell and cut you a key for $20.00 and manually burned the key costing me about 2 hrs time and $100.00 total lol got lucky,,, well I hope they don't hit you to hard and take care...


also I put a stop watch on mine to see how long til it the teft light went off and it was almost 15mins each time I cycled the key... hope this helps

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Charger in your area?

CarGurus has 32,185 nationwide Charger listings starting at $2,000.


Dodge Charger Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Willie Francis
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
296 Great Deals out of 39,978 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chrysler 300
418 Great Deals out of 19,396 listings starting at $1,700
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,138 Great Deals out of 78,742 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Durango
341 Great Deals out of 25,605 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Impala
525 Great Deals out of 26,142 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
72 Great Deals out of 15,124 listings starting at $4,499
Used Honda Accord
706 Great Deals out of 102,595 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,834 Great Deals out of 157,217 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,362 Great Deals out of 199,220 listings starting at $1,300
Used Nissan Maxima
246 Great Deals out of 17,005 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
662 Great Deals out of 38,329 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
629 Great Deals out of 51,317 listings starting at $1,550
Used BMW 3 Series
1,038 Great Deals out of 30,181 listings starting at $900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Charger SE For Sale
451 listings starting at $18,592
2016 Dodge Charger SE For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 260 listings starting at $14,690
2015 Dodge Charger SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 423 listings starting at $11,851
2014 Dodge Charger SE For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 700 listings starting at $7,700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.