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1991 Oldsmobile 98 Question: car wont turn over power is on says clean key and retry in 3 mins never works

 

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mjwright38, Grand Blanc, MI, December 29, 2013, 07:18
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computer says clean key

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    ProfessorG December 29, 2013, 07:34
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    The computer cannot read the chip on the key. Do you have another original key to use.

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    mjwright38, December 30, 2013, 05:22
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    took key 2 dealerf says its good tried 2 clean everything no good cars not worth it

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    ProfessorG, December 30, 2013, 05:45
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    Sorry and Good Luck.

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    pushrod, December 30, 2013, 06:12
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    Just to add it can be bypassed!!! What do you think the car IS worth?

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    cardocIII from Gillespie's Auto Service, December 29, 2013, 07:52
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    Prof is correct, try another key. If that doesn't work you might have high resistance in or broken wires to the contacts in the lock cylinder and need a new one.

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    pushrod December 29, 2013, 09:05
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    First use a toothbrush on the key to clean it. Clean the lock cyl as well. Pipe cleaner and isopropyl alcohol. Then a shot from comperssed air canister will help also. If that doesn't work, have a mechanic check it out.

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