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Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Pontiac Bonneville

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 146,362 (10,334–338,000)
15 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
60 people reported this problem
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Security Light! Wont start. Radio works. Headlights work. Wont turn on. No sound. Need to know how to bypass the VATS. Any help?? Day 2 with no car. Need car for work.
Auto won't start with new key. Security system lock out. I need to override it. Dealership wants $300 to check and possibly correct. HELP!
car wont start at all all electric comes on but security and abs lights blink as i try to start but no reaction
Same security system issue however I have found that if you hammer on battery terminals, get into the car, wait for security light to go out. And it will start! I don't know why it works but it does. The problem is in the security system as I have a new starter and battery.
Intermittent problem with security system prohibiting vehicle from engaging starter. Vehicle starts after 2-3 minute wait.
1995 Bonneville car turns over but wont fire an security light is flashing car running fine before changing battery an cable ends
Replaced trans, engine, PCM and bcm, now starter diabled- theft flashes on service center on dash..... Getting frustrated. A
L started with an MV accident which left no physical damage except cracked bumper cover ...passkey 3 system 2003 Pontiac Bonneville sle
car will not crank at times due to security light coming on. still not fixed have to take care to dealer to get fixed