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1997 buick skylark When I turn the key on; the usual dash lights do not come on. When this happens the engine will turn over but immediately dies. When the lights finally come on (took 45 minutes before this happened this time) the engine will turn over and run. What is causing this problem?

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Perhaps the computer is going bad, or the connections to it are bad.

Many lights on the dash are controlled by the computer, including the Service Engine Soon light which should go on when the ignition is turned on as a bulb check feature.

When the car starts and runs under its own power this light should go off and stay off if the emission control systems are in working order.

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