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Old 01-15-2014, 05:04 PM
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My 01 Dodge Ram 1500 318 5.2 got broken into. They tried to steal my truck but was unsuccessful. My ignition system (barrel and switch) got smashed so I went to buy a new one from NAPA. when I put the new one in, Nothing worked..not even lights on my dash. When it still has the old smashed ignition switch, I could turn the old key and activate the lights and blower but not to the point where the truck should start. With the new ignition switch and cylinder, I could turn the key all the way but as I said, nothing happens..all I get is the dinging sound when you leave the key in and open the door..please help..I live in the country and I won't be able to survive using the small car I have for daily commute..thanks in advance
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I have been to the dealership to check if my truck has a chip that has to be programmed to make the new ignition work with it and they said it doesn't..

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