That's is a start. I suggest using A/C Delco wires. GM has designed these ignition systems to work with A/C Delco stuff. I know it sounds weird but it's true.
The shorting out of the plug wire also may have caused the ignition module to fail. Test it or have it tested. Autozone or a place like that will test it for free.
The reason I asked about the security light is -- there is a resistor either in your ignition switch or in a passlock module. When the battery gets very low or dies, this resistor can fail. When that happens the engine will start for a few seconds and then shut off. The security light usually comes on indicating a problem -- but not always.
Monday, January 19th, 2009 AT 8:01 PM