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I have a 2202 Impala. Three weeks ago I attempted to start my car, nothing happened. No click,buzz..nothing. For about ten minutes I jiggled the key, put the key in and out of the ignition several times and cussed a lot. Then I put the key in one last time and BINGO the car started. About a week later same thing and then three days ago a third time. Can you help me?

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Yes, this your anti theft security failing. Its having a hard time receiving the transponder signal from your key. When it doesnt get this signal, it turns off the starter to prevent theft. It basically thinks its getting stolen so it shuts down. The problem is in the diagnoses. It might be the key, the ignition/lock cylinder, or the TDM computer itself. (Theft Deterrent Module) All are expensive and pointless to fix. Your cheapest route is to bypass the whole system and never worry again. The average life on these systems is 6-10 years. Here is a link with info and some DO IT YOURSELF ways to beat this. http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

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