Originally Posted by bambam
By the way The security light would flash intermittently the last few times I drove the car but would stop if I jiggled the key or turned off the car and started it again. It never affected the way the car ran or made it cut out. Could my ignition switch be the culprit? Are they a PITA to change?
Any help would be appreciated.
That sign is more then likely the VATS. IF it'* a starter issue.. the lights won't be flickering on and off.. and especially while car is already started.. definitely check the wiring on the steering column.. wiggle the wire while you're checkin for Voltage to see if it fluctuates showing intermitent jumps.. bad wiring. I don't know bout the maxi-fuse as I never had to go thru there for my issue with startup
If you would like to check the starter and starter solenoid.. put car to on the next time it won't start.. use a booster cable and a long screw driver.. put one end to battery positive and the other end to screw driver.. CAREFULLY connect it to the starter solenoid wires. if it runs fine.. then it might be the solenoid.. if it starts then dies. then thats cause of the VATS.