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Replaced ignition and steering wheel now car wont start -security light on

I replaced the ignition (where the key goes) and put wheel back on but now car wont start lights, radio, windows work but security light on and car wont start. was told to charge battery in run position but still will not start

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  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    i lost my ignition key, replced it through a locksmith, but ignition key wont start the car

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Car is in revers. foot on break and head lights are on. switching the car off , still with my foot on the break and lights on i take the key out and the car is still on.. i take my foot off the break and the car is off. my head lights are still on, i put my foot back on the break and my dash board lights up. like it wants to start. my head lights are still on. when i switch the lights off then the car is off.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    The cars security ight came on and just went off and now the car wont start.

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    The car starts at runs just fine the security light and ABS lights are on the car is running I have a scanner and pull no ABS codes

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Hi......
On your Buick 94.
The problem is the ANTI THEFT SYSTEM..
If you have replaced the ignition switch.
If you are using a NEW KEY, the car won't start.
Because in the OLD KEY, is there a Resistence with a number of ohm's
The computer need the resistence to activate the the signals to operate the vehicle.
OK.. with the New Key and Old Key you can go to any Aloha Smith and they will remove the Chip from the Old Key to the New Key.
And the car must start and running.

But if you are using the Same Key that you have before the repair made.
I recomend to check the 2 Orange wires from the Ignition lock Cylinder to the steering column lower connectors.

Ok I hope this work for your problem.
Any moree info, I will glad to help you.
I'm a Mechanic and have all the repair information for all the cars.

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  • James Rolls Apr 04, 2013

    Help, I have a 1995 Buick Regal that has set for a couple of months, tried to start it and the engine would not turn over, lights worked and battery is good.

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First of all was the ignition dealer a lot of cars have a start chip built into the key if you did after market it may not be compatible with out bypassing key security chip with out the right key setup the car stays diabled

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