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Your key could be worn too much or the cylinder could be seized. Spray the cylinder with pb blaster or wd40 with the key inserted in the cylinder. Tap lightly on the key in different directions but not hard enough to break the key.
If that does not help, the key could need to be replaced or the cylinder needs to be looked at by a lock smith or replaced.
Good luck

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1) Dead battery. If the lights are OK and don't dim when you attempt to crank, then the battery may be OK.
2) Bad starter relay. If the battery is OK and you don't hear a click when you turn the key, the relay may be bad. They are cheap to replace.
3) If the ignition switch where you are turning the key is bad, then it won't start. To diagnose this, wiggle the key and see if that helps. Also move the key into different positions to see if one will cause it to start.
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Sometimes the key also need to be reprogrammed for the car.
insert the key and turn the key to "on". The DIC will say "Remove Key, Starting Disabled", and the security light will remain on.

approx. 10 minutes later. Remove the key. wait 10 seconds and repeat this another two times, for a total of 30 minutes "key-in" time.

Now insert your key and start the engine.

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