how to fix a car that had the ignition cylinder drilled out

Asked by Nov 30, 2016 at 09:28 AM about the 1999 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hi i have a 1999 dodge durango and i lost my keys and in a desperate
attempt to drive it i tried hot wiring it didnt cross any wires where i could of
fried the computer i was very careful but when i couldn't start it by hot
wiring it i hoked up the wires back to where there susposto be and jammed
a flat head in the ignition cylinder and broke it obviously but it still made the
ignition work like i had the key in it ..my question is it ran fine before with
the key but since i did all that shit could i have really broke something or is
there like an anti theft device built in the car tat prevents me from starting it
idk i just wanna get it running to at least get it to a repair shop

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Yes the security system has kicked in, you might be better off replacing the entire steering column with a used unit and have the vehicle towed to the dealer so they can reprogram the system to reconise the replacement column and keys.

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