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My 2001 oldsmobile alero will not start, I put gas and it would not crank over. Then the security light started flashing so I turned the key to the on poistion and was waiting 10 minutes and during that time temperature gauge moved to hot the fuel guage went to empty my battery light and oil light went out and my battery completely died. Got a jump lights started functioning fine but security light was flashing and it happened again. I cannot start it either because the security light keeps flashing or the battery dies before the 10 minutes. Please can anyone tell me what to do my car is sitting in a parking lot as I am almost 2,000 miles away from home

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You have to leave it in the on position until the light stops flashing and then turn the car all the way to the off position then start it it works everytime for me make sure your radio and everything if off so it wont drain your battery

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Im just gonna take a stab in the dark here i understand that your security light is on try unlocking your door with your key sometimes you just need to reset the security. otherwise ive seen a security module go bad that may be preventing you from starting it.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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I had the problem with the security light flashing, but my battery never went dead when I was waiting those 10 mins. Maybe you need a new battery first. I had to do the 10 min wait a for about a month and then the light just stays on, but it starts now with no problem.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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