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When the PASS-Key II system senses that someone is using the weir-g to: y. it shuts down the vehicle's starter and fuel systems. For about three minutes. the sinner won't worl: and fuel won’t go to the engine. If someone tries to start your vehicle again or uses another key during this time. the vehicle will not start. This discourages someone from randomly trying different keys with different resistor pellets in un allernpl to make a match.
The ignition key must be clean and dry before it‘s inserted in the ignition or the engine may not sturL II' the engine does not start and the SECUR lT‘i’ light turns on. the key may be dirty or wet. Turn the ignition off.
Clean and dry the Iccy. Wait about three minutes and try again. ll'tbe starter still won'1 work. and the key appears to be clean and dry. wait about three minutes and try another ignition trey. At this time. you may also want to check the fuse [nee "Fuses and Circuit Breakers" in the Index]. If the starter won't work with the other key. your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does strut. the ﬁrst ignition key may be faulty. See your dealer or a IUel-uimith who can service the PASS-Key 11.
if you oeeideniaiiy one a key that has a damaged or missing resistor pellet. the starter won't work. The SECURITY ﬁght will flash. But you don't have to wait three minutes before trying another ignition key.
See your dealer or u locksmith who can service the PASSwliey It to have a new key made.
If you're ever driving and the SECURITY light toms on and stays on. you wiil be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your PASS -Key II system. however. is not working properly and most be serviced by
your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the
PAS S—Key II system.
If you loot: or damage a PASS-Key II ignition key. see your dealer or u locksmith who can service PASS-Key II to have a new key mode. In an emergency. cal] the Buick Premium Roadside Assisranee Center at I-Bm-ESE-l I 12. in Canada. call l-Sﬂt‘J-Eﬁﬂ eased