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 Firebird
Average mileage: 123,850 (12,000–221,460)
22 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
1995 Pontiac Firebird71,000Visitor
Sometimes works sometimes doesn't. GO to start and hear fuel pump go then turn key more and hear click. Security light turns on with nothing else happen. Tried unplugging battery and reconnecting with no luck. Later I will try to start and car fires right up.
1997 Pontiac Firebird184,496Visitor
security light keeps coming on replaced the ignition and didn't help had the transmission worked on and now its worse than before.i'm wondering if i disconnect the security device if that will stop my problem. Linda
1990 Pontiac Firebird221,460Visitor
Car starts up fine, but after driving for a bit, if I shut it off.. (to get gas for for exmaple or stopping by the liquer store) then try to start it back up, nothing happens..and then I have to get a jump start from another vehicle for it to fire off. 89 pontiac firebird V8 351 vette engine, automatic This has been happening for many years.. I've replaced, batteries, starters, ignition... the only thing next I was going to try, is to rip out the cobra alarm system.. any thoughts or help?
1991 Pontiac FirebirdVisitor
my daughters car turn the key all the lights come on in dash but starter will not do anything
1990 Pontiac Firebird168,000Visitor
i by pass key codes still cut off,
1997 Pontiac Firebird130,000Visitor
This has been happening on and off for 30,000
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