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key switch Security wont let my car start sometimes ?

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    key switch Security wont let my car start sometimes ?

    I have a 2001 ws6 six speed that is my daily driver in the summer, and about one out of four times i try to start it, it wont, and the security light stays on. I figured it could either be the key or something in the switch, I havent had a chance to try my spare key yet. When it happens, the security light will stay on for 3 minutes, and it will not let it start till the light goes off, but as soon as it goes off, it always starts, any ideas?

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    I had random trouble with my 96. I would just clean the dust and pocket fuzz out from around the diode in the key and it would work again.

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    clean your key. there is oil or something on it that is contacting the security gizmo inside the keyhole and causing the computer to lock you out.

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    I had this problem once, except I was not able to start it with the key, period. Went to the Pontiac dealer and they told me that the key lost its resistance so it wouldn't read properly. He said they do wear out over time, however since it wasn't a GM key it took less time. It was a replacement that CarMax made, another one of the issues I've had with them.

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    i also do have the same problem....

    just once that happens to me..i just sit in it lock it with my remote then unlock and see if that works...sometime it does and sometimes it dont...

    if not i just wait and turn it over multiple times to see....eventually it starts

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    the key didnt look dirty, but cleaned the key good and works great, thanks for the info

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