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Century 2001, had spare key made. when I tried it, it fit

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Century 2001, had spare key made. when I tried it , it fit and turned on but it didn't start, so then I used my original key [ which had just worked minutes before] and then the "good" key would not work either and the red "security lite"came on. H E L P
JA: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?
Customer: NO battery is only 6 mos old
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: D
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I don't know what to do Is there an easy fix?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gary replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry you re having this problem

so one original key used to work correct ?

if so wait 12 minutes since the last time a key was in the ignition and see if the key that worked before ( old one ) will start the car first

let me know

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