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The car will not start while the security light is bleaking on and off, i have to leave the iginition switch on until the light stop bleaking then turn the switch off for five minutes then maybe the car will start sometimes

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Hi, if you have a set of spare keys for the car try them as the one you are using may be worn.
This can cause problems with the code reading process with the key to keyswitch.
Failing that there may be a loose wire behind the keyswitch.

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