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Old 06-26-2010, 09:12 PM   #1
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Hello everyone; I have recently purchased a used 2003 Ion 3. Today for the first time since owning it (approx. 2 months) it failed to start when I was leaving a parking lot at a local drug store. All of the dash lights were illuminated when I turned the ignition key however, absolutely nothing happened when the key reached the start position (all quiet). I have seen a video on U Tube where some frustrated Ion owners have cut a white wire on the connector at the ignition switch. I believe this disables the vehicles "passlock" security system. Has anyone tried this ? If so does this procedure eliminate the security system completely or simply disable the feature of someone trying to use a wrong key or screwdriver etc. to steal the car?

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Old 06-26-2010, 11:24 PM   #2
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cutting this wire will render the security system useless and will leave your car impossibly easy to steal. or you could fix it for like $30.

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Old 06-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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If you replace the ignition switch with a new unit, that will solve the problem for the most part.

I replaced mine last year, and I have had only 1 non start issue so far...

I just sat in the car for five minutes, and it started right up..

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