1991 Oldsmobile 98 Q&A

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

computer says clean key -
Answer 1
The computer cannot read the chip on the key. Do you have another original key to use. -
Comment 1
took key 2 dealerf says its good tried 2 clean everything no good cars not worth it -
Comment 2
Sorry and Good Luck. -
Comment 3
Just to add it can be bypassed!!! What do you think the car IS worth? -
Answer 2
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. -
Answer 3
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. -