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My car starts up for about two seconds then shuts down. the radio turns off and the lights don't work. but my mileage still shows and the only warning lights that are on are the battery and the security light. PLEASE HELP ME!!

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  • fuburdj6008 May 08, 2009

    thank you, i will try this

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    U need to get this car to a dealer for diagnosis, it will not get fixed over this keyboard, u have some really catastrophic electrical issue.

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Its probly ur key.it may be worn down...U may need to take ur car to a gm dealer and get new key made...they may also need to reset ur security code

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You have a weak battery. this is a very easy fix. if you replace the battery and you still have the problem, it would be the alternator not charging the battery when it is on.

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