Anti theft light comes on the car won't start
Your "inmobiliser" system is actived.
The anti-theft feature prevents the car from being started when one of
several anti-theft devices is faulty are have otherwise been activated.
The problem you descibe might be the ignition swith, which is known to
wear out quickly on those models. The system can be completly disabled
only when the car is running (meaning the teft deterent system is
inactive after the Passlock II system detects the proper key in the
ingition). A wire can be cut that would perminantly disable Passlock II,
meaning any key that opens the door (or a screwdriver) could start the
car. If the ignition swtich goes out or this wire is cut while the
engine is off (theft deterent system is active) then the car will have
to be towed back to the dealer to have the ignition system replaced and
I have called Chevy and asked how to fix this problem.
If you turn the key to the on position, right before it cranks when the
lights and radio turn on. Leave it there for ten minutes until the anti
theft light turns off. Then turn the key to the off position and then
try starting the car.
Rumour has it that it is a yellow wire to be
cut. Do more research, but D O N ' T cut it with the engine off. See
first paragraph above.
Hope this help (remember rated and comment this). Good luck.
Mar 25, 2010 |
2003 Chevrolet Malibu