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When security light goes on I must wait 10 minutes to start the car

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I also have a Grand Am and it was also doing just that same thing. I also had a problem with the key falling out of the ignition. Now i am fighting a coolant problem. But anyway I had the ignition replaced on it and it has not had a security light problem since. So you may want to start there.

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