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Ignition key will not turn on a 2001 olds alero?


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2009-09-12 15:32:50
2009-09-12 15:32:50

It a stupid security feature... All you have to do is to keep the key in the on position after trying to start the car. You will See a security light flash for exactly 10 mins, then turn it all the way off and it will start. Your car no longer recognizes the key.

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