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I have a 1996 grandma se when I start it it will fire up and

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I have a 1996 grandma se when I start it it will fire up and immediately shut down. I notice that the anti theif light flashes on the dash board when it does finally starts that light goes out
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 months ago.

Hi! Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm Ron Z and I'll be helping you with your question today.

The ignition key has a chip in it correct? Looks like a little black square with a silver chip in the center?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the car ran fine with just a regular key for years
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 months ago.

Do you happen to know if a by-pass was installed on this vehicle?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 months ago.

Ok. From what you are describing here, it sounds like the problem is in the Security System. Do you happen to have the original key that has the chip in it?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
the key that came with it does not look like it has a chip in it it has a number on it 14r2
Expert:  Ron Z. replied 2 months ago.

Ok. When you attempt to start the vehicle, and it shuts off with the Security light flashing, does it flash for longer than 10 seconds?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.

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