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When I try to start the car with the appropriate security key the car will not start and the dashboard states security

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  • evelyn1v Sep 13, 2010

    This chip key has been used for several years and it was not just mine it was the other chip key as well that has been used for several years. These are the original keys for the car and they did not work.



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Is this a replacement key? Sounds like you got the wrong chip key. If you do not have an original key take your VIN number and your registration to a GM dealer they can look up the right chip for you. You need the registration to prove it's your car.

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