Originally Posted by sandman7
my friend is giving me a 92 Bonneville, he'* having trouble with the alarm. Sometimes the car will start normally when the alarm disengages, but most times the car won't turn on. He states that he has an automated start system, dont know if it'* factory or aftermarket. Can anyone shed some light on how I can fix this problem.
If it'* a remote _starter_, it'* an aftermarket box, as GM doesn't have that option (yet; it'* coming soon).
If the car won't crank the starter (i.e. it won't even _attempt_ to start the engine), its VATS box (the factory anti-theft system) may be blocking the process. If there'* a Security light blazing away on the dash when you try the remote starter, wait for it to time out (about 3 minutes) and then try again using your key. If that'* successful, then the bypass box for the remote starter is either flaky or misconfigured.
If we're talking about an alarm system here, we'll need a little more detail from you. The upscale Bonnevilles (SSE/SSEi) have one from the factory; it may have been an option on the LE/SE series as well.