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Security feature Ive been really started to have problems with the security light more laletly, by waiting 10 minutes for my car to start. What can i do to get rid of this problem withot it costing me to much. Can i just get this feature removed?

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  • t-diggs Nov 26, 2008

    intermittently security light flashes and vehicle will not start. let sit for 10 minutes and finally starts or disconnect battery and reconnect

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Well here is one of the main things to look into. Is the ignition switch its self contains a special chip in it. That recognizes the key you stick in it, so if you get a key copied from a place other then manufacturer and try using it, it will not work. Sometimes dirt gets in there and causes the sensor to malfunction. Some people have had success cleaning it. Also could be that its just very old and has had its fair share of use. I'd recommend replacing it because this matter just seems to get worse. I have had the same problem in the past and it was causing the security light to come on. Replaced it and havn't had a problem since.

The reason why the sensor is there is to keep people from breaking in cars and cutting the ignition switch off and hot wiring it. It is part of the passkey security. The computer verifys the sensor information. If all is well will start successfully. People installing car alarms should be aware of the passkey security.

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