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In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other.
The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, or not seen at all. When the communication breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. (like it thinks it's being hot wired) The car shuts down because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. It will either turn off the starter, or the fuel injectors. The vehicle may run for 2-3 seconds before shutting down. This link explains it pretty well.


Do It Yourself GM Security bypass

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 12, 2016

Supply 12 volts to one side of the HV Coil. Then supply 12 volts to the small wire on the starter solenoid to start the engine.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 27, 2015

first check your fuses if not that you might have to replace your whole single switch itself

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 13, 2013

only if you cut a hole in the floor , but I do not suggest that do to wiring and further problems. There is no access hole.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 13, 2013

Often times the black wire is the body ground. Don't know where the junction is.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 25, 2012

the switch is at the end of the handle but more common to fail is the flasher unit the flasher unit will cause the turn signal light to turn on and not flash if they flash fast check the bulbs ii the flasher is a small can shaped part under the dash near the base of the steering colum there is two one for the 4 way flashers and one for the turn signals

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 21, 2012

check for short in wires going to starter and ignition switch.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

It is almost definitely a bad alternator, but could also be a limited number of other things. A bad battery terminal could cause this problem as well or other loose or corroded connections. As for your 12 volt reading on the alternator, I should explain a little about electricity. If electricity travelled down a highway, the number of lanes would be the voltage and the speed limit would be the amperage and the wattage would be lanes multiplied by the speed limit. 12 lanes travelling at 2 miles per hour aren't getting anywhere fast. Also, a car battery's charge voltage slightly above its' output voltage, so it should be roughly 13.4 volts up to about 15 volts.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 08, 2011

A car can overheat for several reasons, so it is going to take some thinking to figure it out.

First, think of when it is overheating! Is it very quickly or only after driving in city traffic with your AC on? If it is right away, then check your thermostat and make sure that it is opening when it should. If this is a continuous problem you might want to install a thermostat with a lower temperature rating than what the book calls for. And then install the right one for cold weather. The next thing you need to check is the water pump. If that isn't pumping water through your system then you will need to change it out. If that isn't it, then you will need to check to make sure that you don't have a blown head gasket or cracked block. To do that check your oil dipstick and look closely for any sign of coolant on it. Also check the coolant for signs of an oil residue. Some auto parts stores sell a tester that checks for combustibles in the coolant system.

Now if it only overheats in city traffic with the AC on, you need to check for partial blockage in the radiator. If you have a thermometer, you can slowly go across the radiator fins and look for differences in temperatures. That would indicate a blockage, and you could try a radiator flush to clear it, but you might have to replace the radiator if it is too bad.

Another thing to check is you cooling fan and make sure that it is working. Hint it should come on as soon as you turn on you AC.

1993 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 14, 2011

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