Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Buick Riviera

Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

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Average mileage: 101,229 (92,400–114,289)
6 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1995, 1998
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1990 Buick Riviera92,400
car wouldnt start with new battery and light was on..put in new lock cylinder and replaced a bad wire going to the tumbler...that fixed it.
1991 Buick Riviera97,000
bypassed the system with inline resistor
Car will start, but stall within a second. Was told it ha to do with key
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