Problems with the 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 the key and ignition lock cylinder must be replaced to correct this condition.
Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Pontiac Bonneville
Average mileage: 169,635 (24,500–338,000)
23 people reported this problem
13 people shared problem details
1998 Pontiac Bonneville338,000Visitor
Security Light! Wont start. Radio works. Headlights work. Wont turn on. No sound. Need to know how to bypass the VATS. Any help?? Day 2 with no car. Need car for work.
1995 Pontiac Bonneville132,000Visitor
Auto won't start with new key. Security system lock out. I need to override it. Dealership wants $300 to check and possibly correct. HELP!
1994 Pontiac Bonneville160,000Visitor
car wont start security light flashing
1993 Pontiac Bonneville100,365Visitor
car wont start at all all electric comes on but security and abs lights blink as i try to start but no reaction
Intermittent problem with security system prohibiting vehicle from engaging starter. Vehicle starts after 2-3 minute wait.
1999 Pontiac Bonneville120,000Visitor
Same security system issue however I have found that if you hammer on battery terminals, get into the car, wait for security light to go out. And it will start! I don't know why it works but it does. The problem is in the security system as I have a new starter and battery.
2003 Pontiac Bonneville24,500Visitor
Replaced trans, engine, PCM and bcm, now starter diabled- theft flashes on service center on dash..... Getting frustrated. A L started with an MV accident which left no physical damage except cracked bumper cover ...passkey 3 system 2003 Pontiac Bonneville sle
1994 Pontiac Bonneville105,000Visitor
car won't start, replaced ignition lock cylinder and still the same problem, looking for ideas
2001 Pontiac Bonneville204,000Visitor
Wont start security light is flashing in dash
1995 Pontiac Bonneville179,000Visitor
1995 Bonneville car turns over but wont fire an security light is flashing car running fine before changing battery an cable ends
1997 Pontiac Bonneville185,000Visitor
The security light comes on and the car wont start it does it sometimes
1990 Pontiac Bonneville148,199Visitor
Anti theft is on and car will not start
2005 Pontiac Bonneville250,000Visitor
car will not crank at times due to security light coming on. still not fixed have to take care to dealer to get fixed
Getting spark, fuel pump relay clicking, can't hear fuel pump pressurizing when key is turned o...
Today when I turned the key in the ignition it didn't start. Once I had had a loose battery ter...
My 97 Bonneville 3.8l just 3 days ago wouldn't start because of 0-10 degree weather. It did cr...
theft system wil not let the car start
my security is locked up. so my car wont start. what do I do? the anti theft.