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When you try to start it the security light comes on and the engine won't turn over. I have lights. there is 12 volts in battery. It happened once before,we disconnected the battery and it strted right up. Now this time it didn't.

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Try changing the ignition lock cylinder if the car has a chip in the key when that starts to fail it does cause this problem .

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