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Put the key into ignition and turn it to RUN position. All dash lights will illuminate. Don't try to start the car. Leave the key in the ignition for about 5-10 minutes or until security light will stop flashing. The car should start after that. Security lock on the Pontiac disables the injectors, so the engine should crank. If it does not, you may want to check ignition switch, fuse and relay for the starter. Try to reset security first. Sometimes the magnet in the ignition lock cylinder gets dirty and needs cleaning. written by AlexGS
If the above procedure does not work the first time, try again, but right at the start insert key in and out of ignition several times to get good contact, as your key or ignition could be faulty.
The anti-theft system can cause this problem, do you have a security light on or flashing ? or any other lights lit on the dash ,check engine light ,a yellow wrench symbol , service vehicle soon ? Turn the key on to the run position an wait 6-7 seconds all lights should go out, do they ?
If the Security Light is on but is not flashing, the security system is fine. If the security light is flashing then turn the ignition key to the run position (do not start). Wait over ten minutes and then try to start the engine. After the ten minutes you should notice that the light stopped flashing. If the engine starts then you do have a problem with the Passlock Security System.
To review - the factory VATS security system will not let the engine crank or start if the wrong key is used or there is a problem with the system. So if the engine was cranking the security system was not at fault. You may have to get a used shop manual to get the testing procedures for a no start-stall problem.
i see dash lights on when you try start engine.could have faulty starter relay or bad starter solenoid or starter bad.use a 12 volts test light see if power going to starter.if starter circuit okay could have theft security problems because BMWS did have theft security key ignition system back in 1994.
There are many things that can cause this condition, but you are spending way too much money trying to figure out what. Is the check engine light on? If it is then take the car to an autoparts store and have them use a scan tool to retrieve the fault code(s) from the computer. Most parts stores offer this service at no charge and they have no agenda. Getting the code(s) will greatly assist in determining what the true problem might be. I don't know where to begin, since you have been replacing both ignition system and fuel system components. I would lean toward a faulty idle air control valve, EGR valve, or Mass Airflow Sensor, but the code(s) should tell the tale. Sure hope this helped you and good luck. I would be interested to know what you find out.
This MAY be a problem with the bcm (Body Control Mod) This electronic part controls these things, Cost about $110.00 But the kicker is you have to find someone with a Tech computer that can Flash it with your cars ser # and Code, try to find one in junk yard (cost / plus is it any better than the one you have, is a gamble). Check the web for info on your bcm problem, It is loacted under the dash up top kind of hard to get to.
If the lights on the dash all come on but the engine wont turn over it could be a problem with the VAT security system. Your key has a little chip on it between the teeth and the handle. This is a common problem with GMs', often just replacing the key is necessary but sometimes the VAT module needs to be replaced.
It could be that chip inside key just went bad. Do u have a 3rd key? That works? If so take the 2 good keys and turn the igntion to run postion for 3 secs each then do the same for the 3rd key and this will reprogram it if the chip is ok. If you do not have 2 good keys then u will have to have a scan tool that will link up with PATS system and perform security access to reprogram it.