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Pontiac Bonneville Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

 
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 181,142 mi (132,000 mi - 259,200 mi)

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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.

  •  Rookie

    Intermittent problem with security system prohibiting vehicle from engaging starter. Vehicle starts after 2-3 minute wait.

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  • Visitor, , 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!

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