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04-29-2006, 07:09 PM
I left my car parked for a little over a year and of course the battery completely died, once replaced I turn the key and everything works fine til the point of starting then absolutely nothing...I've checked every fuse on the car and arced across the starter, the engine turns but won't fire.. getting power to the starter from the battery but not the ignition.

Can't think of anything else to put in here to help rule out other things.

04-29-2006, 08:08 PM
Does security flash? Does it crank over? Could it be you need a new ignition switch?

04-30-2006, 09:21 AM
Yes security flashes and it only cranks when I take a screwdriver and arc across the wires at the starter.

04-30-2006, 10:18 AM
If you try to start your car and it wont start but yet the security light is flashing.
This is what you have to do:
Waite 10 minutes with your key in the ON position till the light stops flashing.
When the light stops flashing waite an extra 20 seconds or so.
Then turn your key back to the OFF position.
Try starting it again, remember to leave the key in the ON position until your fuel pump stops pumping. Should start right up.

05-01-2006, 05:37 PM
Thanx a lot coupe, it's up and running again...now the security light stays on but I seen that posted somewhere else, thanx again.

05-01-2006, 06:03 PM
Just as a side note for anyone reading this thread in the future, you may have to attempt to start it before waiting 10 minutes. Then follow the procedure coupe posted.

05-01-2006, 06:16 PM
Passlock, the only major thing I hated about my GA. Besides LIM of course...

05-02-2006, 05:10 AM
I edited my post.