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1996 olds cutlass supreme: v6 security light comes on and car

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1996 olds cutlass supreme.3.1 v6 security light comes on and car will not start?bad key?relay? module?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Joel replied 9 years ago.

Hello and welcome.

the most common problem on this system is the ignition lock cylinder. The lock cylinder is what reads the chip in the key. There are 2 small white wires on the back of the cylinder that break, and the key cannot be read. To be sure, you would have to remove the lower dash trim panel, find a small connector with 2 very small white wires. Put an ohm meter with 1 lead on 1 wire, the other lead on the other wire going up into the column. There should be no resistance with key not in ignition. As soon as you put key in, you should get a reading. If not, then the cylinder must be replaced. You can also try to tilt the coulumn up and down while looking at meter, and you may notice a reading come and go. Tilting the wheel sometimes makes the wires touch, which will let it start.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Joel's Post: can't i just fix the wires ????????????
Expert:  Joel replied 9 years ago.
No. They break right at the back of the cylinder. The wires come out of the cylinder case. There is nothing to splice back together.
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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Relist: I prefer a second opinion.
is there a way to jump out the theft relay or theft module ?
Expert:  Joel replied 9 years ago.

There is a company that has info that can be wired in to bypass....

http://members.tripod.com/alarmtek/VATS.html