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Jc_stl
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Feb 17, 2020, 11:42 AM

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I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan 3.3L at about 180K miles. Someone tried to steal it. They jammed something into the doorlock to open it and the removed the “ignition lock cylinder” and broke the “safety ring”. Excuse my ignorance of real terms. I had a mechanic friend look at it and he said it would need a new steering column.

So my question is: what is typically required to repair this damage? I have the ignition lock cylinder, and it looks fine. I was told the computer might need reset. The dealership is ‘t answering today, and it’s not driveable, so I don’t want to have someone tow it until I know what I need to do.


Hammer Time
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Feb 17, 2020, 12:09 PM

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If you use anything other than the original key or key reader, then you will have to reprogram the security system.



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Tom Greenleaf
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Feb 17, 2020, 12:14 PM

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Do you have "Comprehensive" or insurance for theft? Use it, you'll need it.


Whole column? I'm not sure without some serious pictures to dealer if you will know whole or parts of it. Colors are probably into play as well?


Sorry crap like that happens at all but do ask that keys match again should be sold as a lock-set for that. An independent may be open if you wish to go that way let them use the dealer for what they don't have for re-programming anything no harm in asking it might save some bucks and be faster actually with the right shop?


If insurance leave open a clause for "unseen" damages IDK how nasty it was to bust things up from here,


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Jc_stl
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Feb 17, 2020, 12:31 PM

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No theft insurance.

The guy that looked at it didn’t give a lot of reasoning for why the whole column would need replaced. He’s the guy in the neighborhood that works on everybody’s cars, not an employed mechanic. But he’s done stuff for us before and he’s a good guy. I can’t vouch for his knowledge since I am definitely not a mechanic. Most complicated thing I’ve done was a starter replacement.


Jc_stl
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Feb 17, 2020, 12:36 PM

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If you use anything other than the original key or key reader, then you will have to reprogram the security system.

What/where is the key reader?


Hammer Time
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Feb 17, 2020, 12:54 PM

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Here's what it looks like. It's called a SKREEM module





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Jc_stl
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Feb 17, 2020, 1:12 PM

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Does it have a different name? I can’t find them on autozone or o’reilley websites. Is that a dealer-only part?


Hammer Time
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Feb 17, 2020, 1:25 PM

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No, you won't find it on those sites. It's likely a dealer only part.



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Jc_stl
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Feb 17, 2020, 1:27 PM

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Thanks






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