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The key is bad if you have another one try it if not the dealer can make one for your car the key has a chip in it stopping it from cranking

Posted on May 05, 2010

  • rlbaker2 May 20, 2011

    Mine does the same thing, if you don't want to take it to a dealership, I've found that locking and unlocking the door from the outside twice with the key or pushing the unlock button twice on the remote will then allow you to start it.


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• Never leave the keys in an unlocked car. This is an open and easy invitation to a passerby thief. Always lock the car and make sure all the windows are rolled completely up.
• Attended parking lots, or lots busy with people coming and going, are a turn-off for car thieves. If you must leave keys with an attendant, check the contents of the car before leaving to make sure nothing is missing.
• Park your car in a well-lit area at night.
• Leaving a back-up key in a magnetic box somewhere under the car is not a good idea. If the thief has enough time, they will probably find it.
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I have a 2000 intrigue and the right side engine light came on as well as the oil red light. The car then died. the oil was just changed and the levels are fine, but it wont start. It acts like it is...

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