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Ignition Switch Car Start Problem

I turned the ignition switch to the ON position and momentarily to the START position. The engine cranked slightly then stopped. When I tried to restart the car, nothing electrical appears to work. I disconnected the positive & negative terminal cable connections at the underhood fuse/relay box and reinstalled to try to reset the OBD system. It appears that the car is electrically disabled. Is this a security procedure? If so, how can I reset the security system? I do not have the Sentry Key system on my car.Thanks.

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    how do i fix or reset system?



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Check all underhood fuses. Maxi-fuses.If a maxi-fuse has burnt then the circut it protects should be checked thoroughly

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NO - Go to Step 3
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When I turn the key nothing happens. No clicks, no crank. All of the lights work properly. No dimming or turning off when I try to start. This has happened a few times before. The first time I put the car...

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I have and oldsmobile 2000 intrigue. i changed the computer and now it wont crank when the key is turned and also the security light is flashing constantly how do i reconcile the new computer to the car?

There is a simple procedure for this.
First of all (and VERY IMPORTANT) is to connect the vehicle to a battery charger. Leave the battery charger on during this entire process.
This procedure takes approximately 30 minutes . Make sure the battery is fully charged before proceeding.
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2005 ignition switch

Good day;
The following is the removal of the switch
1. remove the steering column trim covers.
2. disconnect the ignition switch harness connector.
3. turn the switch to the run position


4. remove the switch screws
5. remove the ignition switch from the steering column

if the ignition switch is replaced and a learn procedure is not performed the engine will crank but not start or will start and stall immediately.

30 minute learn procedure
1. turn ON the ignition with the engine OFF
2. attempt to start the engine then release the key to ON. the vehicle will not start
3. observe the SECURITY telltale. after approx 10 min the telltale will turn OFF
4. turn OFF the ignition and wait 5 seconds
5 repeat steps 1-4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles (30 min) the vehicle is now ready to relearn the PASSLOCK sensor data code and or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK.


6.start the vehicle the vehicle has now learned the passlock and or password
7. if you have a scan tool clear any codes if needed or disconnect the battery for 30 sec. the history DTC will self clear after 100 ignition cycles.

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