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I have come across this exact problem myself and YES, when the car does not initially start and the engine keeps cranking - STOP attempting to turn the engine (ignition) on. One MUST turn the key to the on or start position furthest to the point where the key springs back and allow the SECURITY light to blink until it stops blinking. This usually takes anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes and possibly even longer. Regardless of how long it actually takes before the SECURITY light to stop flashing, one MUST wait that time out before he/she can switch the key to the OFF position then once again try to attempt the start of the engine.

Good luck to all those with this issue.

IF YOUR BATTERY DIES This worked for me too. My battery went dead and after a boost and several other things the car would still not start. I then tried the above and it started right away. I believe with the PASSLOCK II TM system the resistance of the key must be read before the car will start. Thanks for the advice DD

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Q: Alero 2002 security system will not let you start the car with out leaving key on for 10 minutes then you turn the key off then it will start?
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