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My 2001 Oldsmobile Alero has been having problems starting. Originally, I thought it was the battery, but the security light was also on. I was at a gas station when the problem happened again and it wouldn't start. This man who also happened to have a 2001 Alero helped me by pulling out the security bolt while the car was turned to the on position. He said that his wife had the same issues with their alero and this solved the problem for them. I tried to do the same thing from home today when it wouldn't start, but I can't seem to pull out the right bolt or pull anything out of the electric panel. Can you tell me how to fix this issue just to get it to a dealer to fix permanently??

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You may need to have your key checked if it has a little black pin on the base it could cause the problem try cleaning the key

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