Security light and no crank
Just tried starting my 99 Bonneville SE and have no crank at all. I have tested battery and cleaned connections to no luck. As next step I have cleaned the key and contacts, even pruchased another key (needed an spare anyway), but am still not getting the car to do anything. There is no crank at all.
I have read a fair amount on VATS issues through the search but am having trouble with one thing. The majority of posts mention that the Security light stays on. When I try starting the security light flashes and does not remain consistently on. Is there a difference in meaning between a Security light that remains constantly on versus a flashing one? (As a side this is the first time I have seen any issues with the Security light. Usually stays on for 5 seconds after starting and goes out). If the problem is VATS related is the easiest/cheapest fix going to be bypassing VATS?