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

Pontiac Firebird Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Average Mileage: 131,498 mi (80,000 mi - 184,496 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 184,496 mi

    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

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  • Visitor, , 130,000 mi

    This has been happening on and off for 30,000

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