Key turns and NOTHING happens. It has to do with the onboard security system. HELP

Asked by Oct 09, 2007 at 07:27 PM about the 1996 Chevrolet Lumina

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers


Depending on the year, you could have either a problem with the small wires that run behind the ignition switch and recognize the PASS-Key system chip in the key, or you could have a larger problem with the ECM. You will have to have this towed and checked out fully by a mechanic to get a complete answer.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

How to bypass security without the key

82 of 82 people found this helpful.

Turn ignition on

16 of 16 people found this helpful.

Try turning you ignition switch on , without engaging the starter, and leaving it on for 10 mins, then turn it off for 1 min. That should re-set you security lockout. It should then start normally. Works sometimes, not always.

8 of 8 people found this helpful.

My ignition want turn off

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

I lost my 98 chevy lumina switch key

14 of 14 people found this helpful.

Your Answer


Looking for a Used Lumina in your area?

CarGurus has 165 nationwide Lumina listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Chevrolet Lumina Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
  • #3
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
544 Great Deals out of 35,192 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Malibu
977 Great Deals out of 65,934 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Camaro
433 Great Deals out of 30,717 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
3 Great Deals out of 1,295 listings starting at $1,488
Used Toyota Camry
931 Great Deals out of 80,594 listings starting at $1,440
Used Ford Taurus
191 Great Deals out of 15,799 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet Caprice
197 listings starting at $9,995
Used Honda Accord
1,024 Great Deals out of 57,886 listings starting at $1,099
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
720 Great Deals out of 41,409 listings starting at $1,995
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
829 Great Deals out of 70,126 listings starting at $700
Used Ford Mustang
590 Great Deals out of 36,206 listings starting at $1,200

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.