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Car is in shop. i have had security issues for years with hte light going on and off.. i would let it sit for ten in the acc position and the car would start. once the light stayed on it was fine until recent. car would not start with light on but not flashing. my garage diagnosed it was the cylinder it was replaced coded and it will still not start. they will look into it again on monday. any thoughts

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U may have a defective VATS module.

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