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Won't start, security light blinks for 10 minutes

When I try to start, it won't fire up and the security light blinks. It blink's for 10 minutes and then I try to start again. No luck.

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    if your security light is flashing and your car wont start just leave the ignition on till it stops flashing then turn ignition off then start your car. it works. a new key ignition is over $300 so for me i can wait ten minutes.



  • Harry Daehling
    Harry Daehling May 11, 2010

    CHECK THE ECM FOR ANY CODES YOU CAN START THERE

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    The security light keep coming on every time I try to start my car and it won't start I wait 10 minutes and it still won't start what can I do

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There is a computer chip in the lock cylinder that goes bad ,so change the key and cylinder,then leave new key on until the light stops flashing about ten minutes this will set your new key to the security system hope this helps

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