Century ignition

Re: Century ignition
Hi,
Neighbor, long retired, "not wealthy". Maybe a '94 Century. Broad daylight, crazy kids bust out drivers window and left cover of steering column.
Evidently didn't get it to run.
Poor guy (the neighbor, no mechanic him) is trying to get it to run. Won't start with key.
Do ya still just need to jump 2 wires to start 'em? Are the wire colors standard? Which colors?
I'd've thought he'd just need a new ignition cylinder to get it minimally repaired, but it looks like it might be worse than that. Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Thanks, Puddin'
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Puddin' Man wrote:

Jump starting is pretty much the same as always, but with some extra care because of the electronics. It doesn't sound like you are sure enough to do it without danger or damage. If the vehicle started before the incident and doesn't start now, it probably is not the battery. You didn't say they did anything to the battery. If the vandals punched the key cylinder you will have to have it replaced.
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wrote:

That difficult, eh? Well, if you say so ...

Hmmmmmmmmm. OK ...

Battery wasn't an issue (he recharged it). Post said they busted out left side of steering column, mucked about. Didn't punch the key cylinder, but it wouldn't start with key.
GooBye, Puddin'
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