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99 olds aurora pass key problem

Son's car has problem starting...used to wait 10-20 mins and try again. security light just blinks and car won't start. help?

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  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    If I drive fast by raving up the engine to speed up the car and drive from A to B and switch the car off it won't start when I am trying to start up. I have to have it off for a while, maybe 20 min it starts. Help here will be greatly appreciated.

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There is most likely a problem with the tiny sensor in the ignition lock cylinder, it is not reading the key chip and locks u out, the problem is u can't just replace the lock cylinder u need a dealer only re-programm of the pass key system since the control module will not recognize the new lock code, catch 22 if u ask me. Do u have more than one key for the car? do both do this?

Posted on Jan 16, 2009

  • Jim Randall Jul 11, 2012

    You have a problem in the Ignition switch. The switch is wore out. $600.00 to replace! NOT!!!!! The ignition is not sensing the ignition key resistor. To fix this , you will need to sacrifice a key but it is a simple fix to bypass the security system. Remove the steraring colum cover locate the 2 white wires coming down from the ignition switch. Cut them. Solder the wires , From the firewall, onto the resistor in the key. Securley place some shrink tubbe over that. Wire tie this up under the dash securly. You have just bypassed the security system! You can now start your car with a key made by the local hardware. I am going on 2 years with this fix!

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    yadayada Jul 11, 2012

    This bypass only works when the VATS module is still good, it DOES NOT WORK IF THE MODULE HAS FAILED! And it doesn't cost $600 to replace the ignition lock cylinder. The cost at AutoMd shows much lees than that. Here is the breakdown of dealer cost to replace lock cylinder:

    Dealer Costs

    $369.74



    Time

    1.5 hrs



    Rate

    $117.00



    Labor

    $175.50



    Parts

    $194.24



    Shop Costs

    $383.40



    Time

    1.5 hrs



    Rate

    $98.00



    Labor

    $147.00



    Parts

    $236.40



    DIY Costs

    $202.70



    Time

    1.9 hrs



    Rate

    NA



    Labor

    NA



    Parts

    $202.70




    Go to this link to see how to do the bypass with a good VATS module but a bad key sensor.http://vats.likeabigdog.com/

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