Originally Posted by 703
Well it happened sooner rather than later... Went to start the car last night and the "pull key wait 10 sec" shows up on the dash. I'm just like
Luckily it was in the garage so I didn't get stranded in a parking lot.
So now I guess it's time to order the LMC5 + unlocker & check to make sure the battery is in good health.
Only question I have is I know some people have had issues installing / getting them to work on a manual. I know there was a write up on how to do it, Anyone have the link ?
There is a YouTube video:
Also from Dadaroo, forum member, who has this advice:
Not uncommon for people to "put the column in a pre-lock condition" and not know it and then start with the install. In other words, they started with the column lock “energized’ even if it was not actually locked yet. If not actually locked yet, it will be as soon as you turn the steering wheel after the LMC5 install. It will then remain in the locked condition until you cause the motor to unlock. It will then remain in the unlocked condition since the motor is then unpowered with the circuits disconnected.
Here is one way to prevent that if your c olumn locks and unlocks normally:
If the CL is functioning normally you don't need the Unlocker, merely turn the igniti on, pull fuse #23, turn ignition OFF, turn the steering wheel (left and right ) and verify it i s unlocked. Next, disconnect the negative battery terminal, re-insert fuse #23 and continue with the install.