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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Question: I have a 1996 delta 88 it will not crank security light was on, replaced starter

 

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jeff hansen, Tallahassee, FL, November 27, 2012, 12:49
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with used starter still did not work, finally found spare key, security light went off but still won't start, fuel pump and guages come on and when on the start position nothing, checked main fuse box and fuses under the hood, all ok did not check fuse box on passenger side

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    October 22, 2014, 12:01
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    The security, antitheft or lock picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.

    http://www.diy-gm-security.com/

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