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My 99 buick will not start. when you turn the ignition key, it doesn't make a sound. the lights, horn and chimes work fine. the battery seem to be good. the security light on the dash continue to flash.

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You may have a shorted starter solenoid, check for 12 volts at the solenoid on the starter...

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