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QUESTION: Hi,
We changed the ignition switch of my 2002 Buick century-custom
because the car didn't start. WE replaced it with a AC Delco
D1492c new one.How can we program this new ignition switch?

ANSWER: HI EDGAR,,FOR THE 2002 CARS TRY THIS..TURN THE KEY ON, LEAVE IT ON UNTILL THE SECURITY LIGHT STOPS FLASHING OR GOES OUT.[ONE OR THE OTHER.].NOW TURN THE KEY [OFF]TURN IT ON AND SEE IF IT WILL START..IT SHOULD.THIS COULD TAKE UP TO 30 MINUTES..ALSO MAKE SURE THE BATTERY IS FULLY CHARGED BEFORE DOING THIS..LET ME KNOW HOW THIS WORKS OUT FOR YOU,,,TOM...

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QUESTION: Hi Tom,

The keys of this AC Delco ignition switch came without the chip on it.
We programmed it and finally the car start.But the security light stayed
on all the time(not flashing).It doesn't turn off.Is there a way to turn
it off? The keys off the old ignition switch had the chip.

Thanks,

Edgar

Answer
HI EDGAR,,THAT IS BECAUSE THE THEFT SYSTEM IS NOT READING THIS KEY..VERY SOON THIS CAR WILL NOT START FOR YOU AGAIN...I GUESS MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHY DIDN'T YOU GET THE CORRECT KEY AND ING LOCK CYLINDER FOR THIS YEAR CAR ??? I WOULD SUGGEST GETTING THE CORRECT IGN LOCK CYLINDER WITH CORRECT KEY...UNLESS I AM MISSING SOMETHING ??? LET ME KNOW. GOOD LUCK TO YOU,,,TOM

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Can answer all questions pertaining to mechanics of GM cars from 1965 to present. I will answer questions from 6:00 am to 10 pm est.. I will not take diesel or paint questions. If this olds and buick section is maxed out you can get to me in the chevrolet section...

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I have 30 plus years experience in servicing these cars. I can answer questions on carburetor, fuel injection,ignition systems, suspension, brakes and abs, cooling systems,a/c and heater,manual transmissions, rear differential and electrical system,charing system and battery. I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories: - Brakes - Heating and Air Conditioning - Automatic transmission - Clutches and Transaxle - Engine performance - Engine repair - Electrical - Steering and suspension I am certified for NYS inspection and clean air insp.

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I am a Master ASE certified mechanic in all 8 categories (see above) I am an Air Conditioning/Freon recycling specialist with ASE. I have at least 4 years of technical training and many hours of continuing education.

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many customers in our busy shop for the past 30 plus years

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