Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Pontiac Bonneville

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.

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Average mileage: 140,757 (240–338,000)
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
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problem details
1998 Pontiac Bonneville 338,000 mi,
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.
1994 Pontiac Bonneville 160,000 mi,
car wont start security light flashing
1995 Pontiac Bonneville 132,000 mi,
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!
1993 Pontiac Bonneville 100,365 mi,
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.
2001 Pontiac Bonneville 204,000 mi,
Wont start security light is flashing in dash
1999 Pontiac Bonneville 120,000 mi,
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.
Security light comes on and engine won't start
2003 Pontiac Bonneville 24,500 mi,
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 Bonneville 105,000 mi,
car won't start, replaced ignition lock cylinder and still the same problem, looking for ideas
1995 Pontiac Bonneville 179,000 mi,
1995 Bonneville car turns over but wont fire an security light is flashing car running fine before changing battery an cable ends
2002 Pontiac Bonneville 60,000 mi,
car electronics tun on but makes no attempt to start or crank. haven’t fixed it yet.
1990 Pontiac Bonneville 148,199 mi,
Anti theft is on and car will not start
2000 Pontiac Bonneville 147,000 mi,
I'm about ready to drive this car off of a bridge. Why won't it crank?
2005 Pontiac Bonneville 250,000 mi,
car will not crank at times due to security light coming on. still not fixed have to take care to dealer to get fixed
1997 Pontiac Bonneville 185,000 mi,
The security light comes on and the car wont start it does it sometimes
All of the lights appear on the dash when I turn on the ignition. the Security light flashes on the dashboard and the engine will not crank over.
2003 Pontiac Bonneville 240 mi,
Car security light on my lights don't come on in less I turn switch to on never done that before light come on buy turning key also horn starts to honk only sometimes
1999 Pontiac Bonneville 99,542 mi,
Security light flashing won't start need the code
1993 Pontiac Bonneville 140,875 mi,
The car stared after I pressed on the chip but security light was staying on until it stared not turned engine off yet wanna get home first