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  1. I'd take a picture but the piece is presently in my car, it's basically the connector that connects the line from the ignition switch to the starter solenoid.
  2. I think I found the password to it, unfortunately at the moment it's disconnected. I'm having to wait until my friend is here with adequete tools and wire connectors to be able to try to reconnect and hopefully unlock it. It's clear this is the reason why I've had so much trouble starting the car. Victory! We have removed the device. Also we discovered why it worked last night and not today, one of the connectors to the starter solenoid was bent, we re-bent the connector back into place to make contact. Any idea how easy it would be to replace the connector? Is it one which requires starter removal and dissassembly to change?? No, it doesn't. We re-wired the connection to it. we bent up the connector a bit when running leads into it to check for voltage and it needs to be swapped. I don't know exactly what the part would be called, I may have to get it from a junkyard. The car starts fine for now, but that bent up and potentially lose connector is a worry.
  3. I think I found the password to it, unfortunately at the moment it's disconnected. I'm having to wait until my friend is here with adequete tools and wire connectors to be able to try to reconnect and hopefully unlock it. It's clear this is the reason why I've had so much trouble starting the car. Victory! We have removed the device. Also we discovered why it worked last night and not today, one of the connectors to the starter solenoid was bent, we re-bent the connector back into place to make contact. Any idea how easy it would be to replace the connector?
  4. I think I found the password to it, unfortunately at the moment it's disconnected. I'm having to wait until my friend is here with adequete tools and wire connectors to be able to try to reconnect and hopefully unlock it. It's clear this is the reason why I've had so much trouble starting the car.
  5. How deep in is this circuit box, we just disconnected the device from the ignition system and got it to start once before reassembly, once after re-assembly and then twice in actually driving it last night. The button enterer thingee says Pursuit on it. The numbers are lit up green when the key is in the ignition a clicking occurs and then it turns red after the key has been out of the ignition for a little while. I'm also positive this is the problem. Added in edit: I looked up the keypad and found a reference to it in an old news story, it's a "Pursuit Keypad" it's responsible for all of this hell.
  6. Not sure if it's OEM or not. My guess is that it is, since it seems to have the delco on it. This is the first time I've changed the battery as the owner. We disconnected it from the ignition switch and that allowed the car to start. From there it worked, I was able to start it, reassemble the car, and even make a short trip to and from my friends house to drop him off after having him assist for around 10 hours in getting the car running. I'm guessing we have to complete remove any power to or from the anti-theft system to disable it entirely? Also any ideas as to why it allowed us to start after disconnecting it last night but wouldn't this morning? I GREATLY appreciate the help.
  7. Just to clarify slightly, the car is a Prizm, the manual said it had a Theft Deterrent system for the radio only, upon further inspection the system connects to the ignition as well. We had everything re-assembled and running late last night. But by morning the car once again wouldn't start. I'm guessing we need to completely remove that theft deterrent system. Everything else SHOULD be working correctly since. It was working last night. If anyone has any experience taking these things out entirely or any other suggestions feel free to speak up.
  8. Here's where we're at now. Yesterday we ran new wires from the starter to the starter relay, directly firing the starter and the car ran. After taking apart the area around the ignition we discovered a potential problem. The Delco car radio theft deterrent system in the Corolla/Prizm had tied into the ignition, we disconnected it and the car fired up and ran, I actually did a short test drive and all seemed to be well after re-assembling. Unfortunately, this morning when trying to start up the car for work, the car didn't start. Despite having started maybe 9 hours earlier. I think it's something still potentially related to the theft deterrent.
  9. Update: Some electrical problems have been resolved, the line from the starter relay to the starter itself had to be replaced. Still chasing other potential problems.
  10. No it's not the starter, we manually tested it. It worked. We tried the neutral safety switch as well. It seemed to not be working, but when replaced the car still is not starting. Added in edit: We're leaning towards it being a break between the relay and the starter.
  11. We've been running tests on the various stuff in the car. We have 12 volts going to the starter, but it doesn't seem to be hitting the solenoid. So it doesn't turn over at all. The battery(s) both seem to test fine. Lights, wipers and such all are working. Added in edit: The relay for the starter seems to work, but it's not getting power when we try to start the car.
  12. I just changed the battery in my 94, the car won't start. Put in the old battery, the problem remains the same. Any ideas. There's a clicking sound coming from the left side of the front hood when I try to start it. The engine doesn't turn over, Radio, lights, wipers and everything work fine.
  13. I just noticed my fuel tank is dripping slightly and there's a great deal of moisture on the back side of it. I'm thinking there might be a leak or crack in the fuel intake pipe or the gas tank itself. Any ideas as to how I should determine where the problem lies, is this a common issue? This is a 94. I've looked through my haynes guide to repair but I still can't be certain about where the leak is, if it's patchable or whatever else.