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03 Buick century intermittent start prob. turn key lights go

Customer Question

03 Buick century intermittent start prob. turn key lights go on and off when you go tostart pos.
Battery terminals clean, ignition sw replaced, battery good turn key 30 times no prob then nothing
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

does this ignition key have a chip in it ?

when it will not crank over how do you get it to crank over in what amount of time before it will crank and run ?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
chip
10 tries or more than 40 tries or more
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

will the theft light be blinking when it will not start ? and when it will start up it can be under 5 minutes of re clicking the ignition key to crank ?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
no theft lite under 5 minutes sometimes 2 chip keys
Expert:  Gary replied 7 months ago.

usually when the theft system is the problem it will lock you out from cranking for 12 minutes

can you see if the small purple wire at the starter solenoid shows 12 volts when it will not crank over ?