Was the steering lock failure...same as mine
Banned. Links attached weren't healthy. Removing posts also.Post #25 is exactly what I was talking about in this other thread about bots and backlinking. Notice the poster is from another country (Turkey) and copied language from post #23 and came back a few hours after the original post to edit in backlinks to some questionable websites (look at the lower right corner of the post above the "Save" and "Share" links and you'll see them with font-size reduced).
That poster did the same thing in this thread. That user should be banned and posts deleted.
Good catch. I overlooked the OP said his mechanic couldn't get a scan tool to work. After some further research, this language from the SCS file may explain why...notice that the the BCM turns on the power supply to the accessory relay (#9) and ignition relay (#10) after the steering lock is confirmed to be in the "unlock" position (#7). Quite fascinating that in order to pull the DTC you probably have to fix the fault first, . Seems like a possible engineering flaw to me and now it's obvious why the engine won't start since that would be a bit difficult when the ignition relay won't energize.Based on the comment that the shop the OP took it to can't connect to pull codes because the start switch doesn't cycle through the various power states, this seems like it's going to end up in the PCS section where you have to troubleshoot the push button start switch and figure out why the it's not going into ACC mode where you should be able to connect a code reader to it. The manual is expecting you to use a consult device so if that's using a different comm network than regular scan tools all bets are off.
I read through the various chapters for no-start troubleshooting and you go from starting system (STR) to security control system (SEC) to power control system (PCS) because all of them expect you to be able to communicate with the various modules when you push the button (using a consult device). The fact that this one doesn't power up to talk seems like it's pointing at the push button. PCS-65 has you check for power and ground at the switch harness and confirm continuity to the BCM. Seems like you have to start way back there if the thing won't cycle through the power states.
Power supply to the steering lock is Terminal #11 of the IPDM (pink wire). If it's missing, you don't have a steering lock.Here's why I think I don't have a steering lock. I don't know how to check if I'm supposed to have a steering lock other than crawling around and looking for it. I really hope I don't have one as it seems like just another thing to malfunction and disable the vehicle (and $$$ to replace). If the immobilizer or the age of the car doesn't prevent it from getting stolen, I seriously doubt a steering lock will. This is another system I'd want to disable for sure but it looks really super integrated and mandatory to have working in order to enable starting.