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Oldsmobile 88 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: 144,199 mi (40,500 mi - 366,245 mi)

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Problems with 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 key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.

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    Same here,here's what to do,check ohms resistance resistor in key.I called an electronics place that sold me all the possible resistors for that car.There is a kit with 15 resistors,pick one that matches key,connect between 2white wires.This bypasses the need for contacts in switch and resistor in key.INTERSTATE ELECTRONICS IN HAZLET NJ knew just what I needed,AND ONLY COST 5 BUCKS FOR KIT.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    My car wont start security. Light flashing

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi

    At times the car will not start and the security light comes on. Have to turn the key to the 'almost start' position and let it 'reread' the key. When the security light finally goes off the car will start. Some times it takes only a couple of minutes, sometimes you will be sitting in the cold or blazing heat for approximately 10 minutes. This definately needs recalled!

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  • Visitor, , 97,735 mi

    Car security Light flashes when turn key to start Have Interlock on car..had the Lifesaver Tech check their system and He told Me it was the Anti-Theft System that was preventing the car to start Is there a recall for this problem even afer All the years passed Have owned the Car 6.5 yrs this being 1st this problem occured

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  • Same problem. Car would not start and sometimes not even turn over. Was told anti theft system was the problem. Tried new key and that worked for a short period of time. Finally bought a bypass module from Newrockies.com and installed it myself in just over 1 hour. Problem solved!

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  • went in store came out car wont even turn over security light flashing new starter still wont engagevery odd?

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  • The same thing happened to me. I have to have the whole ignition lock cylinder replaced. its gonna cost me 425 at ron goodmons auto repair

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  • Visitor, , 48,500 mi

    Security light is on, and car will not turn over. Replaced the started. Hope its not that awesome plastic intake that GM produced, as it was replaced at the dealer less than 7000 miles and one year ago at the cost of 1000.oo

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  • Visitor, , 89,000 mi

    security light is blinking (perhaps always did) and when I turn the key to start the car, the gas gauge goes all the way up and that's it.

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  • Visitor, , 40,500 mi

    just jiggling key to start til that doesn't work anymore

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