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Car will not start. Security light blinking? Battery ok. Has happened before and just waited a few minutes to start.

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The security system (VATS/PassKey) is having problems, it's typical on those cars. You can find a great write-up here: http://newrockies.ca , it was the only thing that saved my Park Avenue.

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