I have a 2007 Honda Accord EX-L Automatic transmission, that I got cheap as a project car. When I got it, the engine ran fine, however it was left at a rural property for about a year and some clueless thief, not knowing anything about modern car security, decided to try to wreck the ignition with a chisel and attempt to start the car :(. Knowing that the car computer will only start upon successful authentication of the RFID chip in the key, I bought a new ignition switch & key set from eBay and transferred the chip in the old key to the new key. Now, when I turn the key the engine cranks, but will not start because the security light keeps flashing :(. Also, now the stereo asks for a security code - from my research this is completely separate from the engine starting, so not my current concern.
First, why didn't this work? Is there something else I'm missing, like a chip in the ignition switch? I have the old one, but it's destroyed. Honda wants me to get the car towed to the dealer, but that's 50 miles away up in the country, so I really don't want to have it towed. Is there anything else I can do now?