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Wrong key used. Possible security issue

I have a 2001 grand prix which i took to get a new ignition key as well as a key fob about a week ago. when the man who works there went to start my car he used the key that was not programmed for my car yet, not allowing my car to start. He then used the correct key and the car started. Now about a week later when ever i open up my car door my dash lights, my tail lights and my head lights start to blink, almost like the hazards but its a little slower. I do not have a horn installed in my car but i imagine that it would be going off as well if I did. The car still runs for the moment but i cant drive it with the headlights flashing off and on constantly. my question is could this of been caused because of what the dealer had done. i ask this because i lost my keys to my car a long time ago and ended up trying a key that was just used to unlock the car to start it. it obviously didnt work but about a week later from that my ignition and steering wheel locked up and i had to spend $500 to get that fixed. thank you for your time.

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You might try locking and unlocking the drivers door with the key, this is sometimes used to disable and re-enable a factory alarm system.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013

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  • Tyler Olney Apr 23, 2013

    sorry i did that wrong i think

  • Tyler Olney Apr 23, 2013

    but thanks for the fast response, although it didnt work

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