Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
I have a problem with 2002 alero it wont start and the security light stays on solid. i can get it to start for 3-5 seconds by directly using the relay to do it but then it dies.i am stumped on this car any tips will be greatly appreciated
Try leaving the key on for 10-15 minutes, or however long it takes for the security light to go off. If this works it sounds like you will need to have the exciter ring on the ignition lock cylinder changed.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My girlfriend had the same problem, so we took it to the local dealer in Costa Mesa, CA and were told she needed a new engine to the tune of 5K. We decided to take it to our local mechanic and he discovered that the “ignition control box”, which apparently has the antitheft controls too and shuts the flow of gas to the engine because it thinks its being stolen when it malfunctions, was causing the starting problem. Once, the box was replaced it worked fine. Because the IBC controls antitheft, it will need to be “reprogrammed” be someone that has access to the proper equipment or the dealer. I think the whole thing was about $800 - $900. Sure beats $5,000
Hope this helps,
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
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