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Car Won't Start and Security Light is On on Chevrolet Camaro

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: 118,858 (1,770–212,000)
13 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2010, 2015
45 people reported this problem
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Replaced the cylinder lock and had new key made still no start will crank over but no start also has no spark security light still on need help
what the problem is the chip that is in the key is worn I did know that the Gm key with the chip in it is measured by resistants' it goes up too 15 well to solve this problem I purchase a small resistor and plug it into the wire that runs up too the key switch . the resistor has too be the same as the old key bottom line I eliminated the anti theft system on mine.
Turned into my drive way in my brand new Camaro and the entire car shut
down. Had to have it towed to a nearby Chevy dealer. It took 2 mechanics
and 2 and half hours to track down the problem. A little plastic piece the size
of a adaptor plug in has shorted out. This plug in shorted out the anti-theft
device , but when the piece was removed the car would start, they took a
piece off of another Camaro and placed it on my car. I am scared to drive
the car.
Car still won't start after numerous repairs have been made to correct the problem, do I need to change the ignition and wires,,?,,
new lock cylinder and key coded from gm i install my sleff i put lock cylinder under dash put key in it pluged wires togeter taped the wires and key in cyl tie straped to sterring colnm fix it never had a nother problem with it if you put in the colum it probly lask ayear or two because the small wire will break again