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My 1998 olds 88 won't start. it is not the battery or starter. The security light is flashing. when i try to start it i get nothing. lights are on and stay bright

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Is probably the Pass key security system. On your main key you may have a little black raised dot. This is a resistor for the Pass system. make sure you can see a little copper line on each side of the black dot. Sometimes this gets worn or dirty and if the vehicle does not recognize the proper key, it will go into security mode and not start. I think you have to wait like 1/2 hour to try again. Had this happen to a customer of mine who had a key made at Home Depot (without the black dot). Good luck.

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