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Won't start security light comes on and flashes for about 20-30 mins till solid then will restart. recently started having no lights come on for up to 1 hr or more and have left overnight.

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  • tsanderson76 Jan 05, 2011

    my key doesn't have a chip in it.

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Try a different key
Usually the security light and no start mean the system can't read the little black chip imbedded in the base of the key

Posted on Jan 04, 2011

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    justin hatfield Jan 09, 2011

    You have a problem with your VATs security system. If your car stops running while driving or wont start, you're gunna be spendin some money to have this system fixed. Do it for cheaper. this guy has the answer.....http://newrockies.ca/?ap_id=judd0081 Trust me, i just did it on my buick regal. took about 2 hours, saved over 500 bucks. This not starting issue has been a problem for a year for me. Temperary fix, turn your key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, wait ten minutes. turn it back then forward again to start.

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