1996 Chevy Camaro

Tiny
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Transmission problem
1996 Chevy Camaro 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic

my sercurity system keeps acting up and shuting my car off when I go to turn it on
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 10:11 AM

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Tiny
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You most likely have a bad sensor in the ignition lock however the wires leading to it have problems sometimes.

You likely need a new ignition lock but they fail quite often. I can give you a way to bypass the lock sensor if you want but a new lock would be the right way to fix it, assuming the lock is actually the problem.

That sensor can be bypassed. You would need a digital ohmeter to measure the resistence of the pellet in the key. Now go to Radio Shack and buy a resister of the exact same value as the key pellet. Go to the base of the steering column and locate the two thin white wires that go up to the sensor. Cut the two wires and solder the resister between the two ends coming from the harness. This will permanently bypass the sensor but not the rest of the system.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 10:20 AM
Tiny
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Since my computer of my car is by my wheel well on the passanger side could that cause some problems
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 10:37 AM
Tiny
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No, it's not part of the security system.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 10:59 AM
Tiny
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Where would I buy a resister and how would I look it up under online how will I know it bypassed it
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:17 PM
Tiny
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As stated in the answer, the resister can be bought at Radio shack. If you get the correct resister and install it correctly, the car will start without a security lockout, assuming that was the problem in the first place.
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Friday, September 10th, 2010 AT 7:20 PM
Tiny
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We cut the 2 white wires and we put the resisters in and the 3 brake light came on and the security light still came on
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 10:56 AM
Tiny
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You likely have either the wrong value resister, used the wrong wires or the sensor was never the problem in the first place. The resister simply substitutes for the key pellet permanently.
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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When I hook up the resisters the 3rd brake light stays on and there is only 2 white wires
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:14 AM
Tiny
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Either you have the wrong wires or much more serious issues. Those wire have to connection to the brake lights.
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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Could they be another color
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:21 AM
Tiny
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No, the wiring diagram says they are white.

Here is the diagram and all the possible resister values


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_Passkey_wiring_96_Camaro_1.jpg




http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/561653_passkey_pellet_chart_1.jpg

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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:27 AM
Tiny
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The ohms reading on my key is a 2.9 and it is not on the chart that you sent to me
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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Then either the key is no good or your reading it incorrectly. Are you sure it's not 2.9K
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Saturday, September 18th, 2010 AT 1:35 PM

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