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1999 Chevy Lumina won't turn over...new battery

When I turn the key in the ignition, the lights come on as normal, but the car doesn't turn over at all (not even a click)...It's just dead. I just replaced the battery last week and got an alternator a couple months ago. A couple things have been suggested to me, such as a bad alternator (but it doesn't feel like a bad alternator), bad started solenoid, bad coil? Any suggestions? FYI, my car is stranded in a parking lot! Please help!

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If your lumina has a Pass II key, it may well be the ignition lock cylinder on the steering column. The car key has a resistor staked on the sides of it which is read by the theft deterent module. The theft deterent module issues a command to the ignition relay and the fuel injectors when it reads a correct resistance from the key. If the lock cylinder is damage( broken wire) ect. the theft deterent module will not be able to read the key. Unfortunately, if you have a Lumina with a solid shroud around the steering column, the dealer will charge you $700-$1200 to replace the cylinder.
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