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My 1996 olds aurora will not start. The security lite comes on and tells me to clean key, wait 3 min. No longer starts at all.

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Your ignition key has an embedded chip.
If you have a spare, try that, don't use a simple copy that has no chip. You can use that copy for the doors, etc, but not the ignition.

You might turn key "upside down" if you get the same message again.

If you don't have a spare, a locksmith willhave to program a new key for you ($50) at Ace Hardware or True Value. ... Dealer ($80)

Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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