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Old 12-06-2005, 11:40 PM   #1
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I had a no start because of security chip tonight with a key. I waited for the light to go out and started the car with the key. About 5 minutes later the security light came on solid while I was driving. Stayed on for about 10 miles and then went off.

I drove the car later in evening and the security light came on about 4-5 mintues away from home and stayed on for a couple of minutes and went off.

Can anyone tell me what'* happening? My key resistors check out in the middle of the range. I figured the nostart came with a key picking up crud from my pocket-lint or grit or something causing it not to make contact to read in the cylinder.
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If it was the key, it wouldn't have started.

I'd look elsewhere, or just keep an eye on it for now.
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Most likely you need to clean the contacts in the ignition switch. I think there are procedures in techinfo or search.
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Clean contacts--tech info.

Thanks. I will check for that.
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If that doesn't fix you up or only helps temporarily you may want to consider over riding the system by adding in the resistance value needed to start the car. It'* pretty simple once you locate the right wires.
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If that doesn't fix you up or only helps temporarily you may want to consider over riding the system by adding in the resistance value needed to start the car. It'* pretty simple once you locate the right wires.
That'* where I thought I was headed -- resistor replacement.

But the light coming back on worried me until your comment about the contacts inside the key cylinder might need cleaning. The keys swung when I went over a bump the second time the security light came on; that could have changed the contact pressure inside the cylinder.

I don't find a procedure for cleaning the cylinder key contacts. Can someone link me to the right place? Or suggest what to use to clean the contacts?
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Got you covered. Found it by searching with clean and vats

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ght=clean+vats
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