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Security light on and won't start? " HELP!"

I have a 97 Achievia. The security light comes on and will not let me start the car. I will have to wait for the light to go off, try again, and repeat for about ten min. can i bypass the switch somehow? or what is the fix?

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    replaced ignition lock cylinder car wont start security light on

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You sure can bypass the security! i just had to do it on my 97 achieva and was amazed how simple it was!here are the steps to take:
1- if it has tilt steering, unscrew the handle for the tilt and remove from column.
2-remove the cover from the steering column.
3- on the passenger side of the column at the key switch you will see 3 small 20 gauge wires going from the ignition and up over the steering column..
4- the wires are yellow, white and black. start the car and let run for a few seconds and while car is still running cut the yellow wire. turn the car off and try to start. will start every time! i done mine 6 mo. ago and never fails to start. i got this info from a top certified mechanic who's been in business 35 years. dont take it to GM because they will try to give you the run around and tell you it will cost 400 to 500 dollars to fix and some of them will even try to tell you it cant be disabled! lol the only drawback is that the security light will be on and maybe blink like mine does but when i think about 400 or 500 dollars, i dont even see that light! lol trust me. it works! have a good day and good luck!

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Turn the key to the first click the security light will flash on and off for about 15 minutes this is normal. When the security light stops flashing just start your car and it should be fine. Theres just a security feature that kills you gas so people cant steal ur car as easily

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Do you have the chip in the key? if not turn key on for exactly 15 minutes no longer no shorter dont touch anything, then shut key off and then vehicle should start if not tow to local dealer for new passlock module

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