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Old 23rd July 2011
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Default 9-3 2004, key won't turn in ignition

Start of the problem was that the fuel pump needed replaced, in the process of trying to start the car the battery ran down, I then changed the pump, verified that it was operating by connecting 12v direct and this ran ok.
Now the I have a major issue. I recharged the battery, re-installed it into the car. I put the key into the ignition, nothing happens, the key won't turn and the SID doesn't display anything, not even the back light. There is not the usual click of the steering lock disengaging in fact the lock isn't even on with the key out.
The car will lock and unlock using the key. The interior lights work ok. I have checked all the fuses and everything looks ok. I have started to clutch at straws. The drivers window is open from before the battery was removed(does this have to be closed?) and won't close because the car won't switch on! Is there an interlock on the tank that would stop the car from registering a key in the ignition?
I am really at a loss what to do, does anybody have an idea what could have happened.
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take the key out of the switch..unhook the neg term off the battery for 5 mins..

reconnect batt,insert key in switch don't try to turn leave in about 10 secs allowing the key to resync to the car..remove key for about 5 secs,reinsert key it should now turn..
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Thanks for the reply.
the car is out at a friends who allowed me to use his lift to change the fuel pump. I will try what you suggest tomorrow.
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I am having the same problem with my car, my battery died and after replacing it, the key won't turn at all? Does anyone have a solution????
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put it in and out a few times.
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That's what she said. And thanks for the reply, I put the key in and jiggled it around and was finally able to get it to work

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