Question about 2002 Buick Regal
Sometimes when I try to start the car all the dash lights flicker, it has died when using turn signals, it has died when driving on the expressway. I have read several blogs and they all say my ignition switch needs replaced. if I replace the ignition switch do my key have to be reprogramed or is that only if I replace the ignition lock cylinder
Posted by Anonymous on
Normally only if you replace the cylinder barrel
the immobilizer section is at the end of the barrel normally under the trim and the switch is a separate unit to the barrel
Posted on Oct 11, 2017
did u get a key that was the proper code? these keys have a little piece of resistive wire embedded in the key, does the key u had made have that? if not it will not work, u can't just get a key cut, they have numbers to select the proper resistance value for the key to work with your security system.
Posted on May 07, 2009
SOURCE: 1991 buick park ave wont start
Typically,fusible links protect everything but the starter. I'd check them anyway & they're down at the starter. Also,make sure the engine isn't siezed,3.8's freeze all the time. Yes,that would mean the engine is toast. Also the transmission has a clutch in it & it could be locked in the on position. You can unplug the 4 pin connector in front on the trans & see if that makes a difference. Write back if you need more help
Posted on Jun 21, 2009
SOURCE: 99 buick regal won't start
Hello, the Regal seems to have that problem. Insert your key in the ignition and turn it but do not turn the car on, make sure you here the fuel pump kick in, then at the end of you r fuel rail there should be a cap, remove it, use a very thin screw driver and push that part in, Be careful it's going to squirt gas, that's a good sign. If it does not, check your fuel filter. And last, if nothing above described works first check your negative wire on your fuel pump, second your injectors, they might be clogged.
Best of luck, God Bless.
Posted on Aug 14, 2009
SOURCE: 2000 Buick regal, ignition /
It sounds like the anti theft lock is engaged. There should be 2 white wires hooked to the ignition. they are very easy to break in the halo surrounding the key. They measure resistance in the key itself. there should also be a plastic piece just behind the lock cylinder with a silver rod coming out of the bottom of it. That is the anti theft. If the wires are broke in the halo, it will not allow the rod to punch up and the key to turn. Take a ohm meter and test both wires. if with the key in you get no resistance measured, your halo is broken. You have to replace the lock cylinder and key. Then take it to the dealer to have the computer reset to recognize the new resistance setting.
Posted on Sep 11, 2010
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Make sure all the fuses are good. Check the fuse panel inside the car and the fuse box under the hood. Find the starter relay and swap it with another one and see if the starter works. If that didn't make any difference, try this:Make sure the transmission is in park, emergency brake on. Turn the ignition key on. Find where the positive battery cable is attached to the starter. Attach one end of a jumper cable to the connection. Take the other end of the jumper cable and ground it against the starter solenoid where the wires are connected. This should start the car, or at least make the starter work.If the car starts but won't stay running, then it is probably the security system at fault. If you went to a dealership for the new switch and keys, you probably paid quite a bit for it.There is a cheaper way to fix it, and it will last forever. It's a bypass system from a company called New Rockies. I think you should check out this website: http://newrockies.ca/vatsbypass.
Posted on Jan 02, 2011
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