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Radio will not shut off until I open and close another door

Also the theft deterrent light comes on when i use the remote lock
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It sounds like you need either a new wiring harness for the driver door (apx $200) or the regulator is bad in the driver door. Had the same problem with my 2005 Equinox, dealer thought it was the regulator ($700 fix) but turned out wires were cracked and some actually broken in the wiring harness of the door. Replaced Harness and problem solved.

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The theft light coming on is normal. Also, the radio will stay on for about 10 minutes after the key is removed and you do not open the doors.

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I had my passenger headlight bulb replaced. Now when I go to start my 2009 buick lacrosse, my horn honks, wipers come on, trunk pops open and loud bass static on my radio.


Who replaced the headlamp bulb ? Take it back . Everything your having problems with are all controlled by the BCM - body control module . May have crossed wire's ,shorted etc....
This vehicles BCM functions as the Power Mode Master (PMM). Refer to Power Mode Description and Operation for a complete description of the power mode functions.
Body Control Module
The various body control module (BCM) input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas indicated on the BCM electrical schematics. The BCM functions include the following:
• Battery rundown protection--Inadvertent power--Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation .
• BTSI/automatic transmission shift lock control--Refer to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation .
• Bulb check--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation .
• Chimes--Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation .
- Check gages
- Content theft deterrent
- Door ajar warning
- Headlamps ON
- Key-in-ignition
- Oil reset
- Park brake warning
- Seat belt not fastened
- Turn signal ON
- Vehicle theft deterrent
• Door lock interface--Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation .
• Exterior and interior lighting control--Refer to Exterior Lighting Systems Description and Operation .
- Automatic lighting control
- Backup lamps
- Daytime running lights (DRL)
- Fog lamps
- High/low beam head lamps
- Park brake lights
- Turn hazard lamps
• Gage control--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation .
• Heated seats--Refer to Heated Seats Description and Operation .
• Horn interface--Refer to Horns System Description and Operation .
• Instrument cluster indicator control--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation .
• Interior lighting--Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation .
• Key-in-ignition sensing--Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation .
• Parking brake state sensing--Refer to Brake Warning System Description and Operation .
• Retained accessory power (RAP)--Refer to Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Description and Operation .
• Rear compartment interface--Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation .
• Rear defogger--Refer to Rear Window Defogger Description and Operation .
• Remote function control--Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation .
• RFA communication link--Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation .
• Seat belt use sensing--Refer to Seat Belt System Description and Operation .
• Theft deterrent vehicle/content--Refer to Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) Description and Operation or Immobilizer Description and Operation .
• Washer solvent level sensing--Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation .
• Wiper/washer--Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation .

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How to set & cancel theft deterrent system or how to set & cancel security...


Theft deterrent system (on some models)

Theft deterrent system is designed to deter vehicle theft. The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn when it detects abnormalities such as follows:

• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The batter terminal is disconnected and then reconnected
• The system control is disconnected and then reconnected.
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

The system flashes the turn signal lights and turns the interior light or the signal lights only (depending on the model), and sounds security horn and vehicle horn if someone attempts to damage or break into your car.

Setting the system

You can set the system with or without the impact sensor function. For details, see "Canceling the impact sensor" below.

1. Turn the ignition key to "LOCK" and remove it.
2. Have all passengers get out of the vehicle
3. Push the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once. At this time, the turn signal lights flashes once and the security indicator light comes on.

The system is set after 30 seconds. At this time, the security indicator light start flashing slowly.

Once the system is set, you cannot start the engine until you cancel the system.

The system will not be set in the following cases.

• When any of the door is open; security horn sounds for 1 second, close the door and set the system again.
• When the hood is open; close the hood securely.

Canceling the Impact Sensor

The impact sensor can be cancelled to prevent false alarms from being triggered incase of the following conditions:

• When parked in the noisy area
• The vehicle body or glass is subjected to a strong impact from the (such as in highly pressurized car wash).
• When transporting by a car carrier or ferry.

To cancel the impact sensor;

1. Lock the door by pushing the lock (set) switch on the wireless remote control key once, and turn signal light flash once
2. Then push the lock (set) switch twice within 5 seconds. At this time, the turn signal flash 5 times to indicate the impact sensor function is disable.

The impact sensor is deactivated as long as the system remained armed.

Canceling the system

The system will be cancelled by the following two ways:

• Turn the ignition key from "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch

If the turn signal lights flash 3 times, the system has been alarmed. Check to see if there is any abnormality with your vehicle.

If any of the doors is not opened within 30 seconds, all doors will be automatically locked and the system will be set.

When the system is set

Activating the system; When the system detects abnormalities such as follows, it flashes the turn signal lights and turns on the interior light or the turn lights only (depending on the model) and sounds the security horn and vehicle horn of 30 seconds.

• Unlocking any door without using wireless control
• Any door or hood is forcibly opened.
• The battery terminal is disconnected and then reconnected.
• The system control assembly is disconnected and then reconnected
• Abnormal impact is detected when the impact sensor function is on.

Reactivating the alarm;

Once set, the system automatically resets the alarm after the alarm stops.

The alarm will activate again under the same circumstances described in "Activating the system".

Stopping the Alarm

The alarm will be stopped by the following two ways;

• Turn the ignition key from the "LOCK" to "ON" position.
• Unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.

The system can be cancelled by these ways at the same time.

If the battery becomes discharged due to the vehicle being unused, for a long time etc., when the battery is recharged or replaced, the system will activate the alarm. If this happens, immediately unlock any of the doors by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch, and the alarm will stop.

Testing the system

1. Set the system
2. Insert a wireless remote control key into the key hole on the driver's door handle, and unlock the door.
3. Open the door, and an alarm will sound.
4. Stop the alarm by pushing the unlock (cancel) switch.
5. Repeat this operation for the front passenger's door.

Good luck.

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I have a 2005 Buick Terraza. When I put in gear and drive it starts dinging and indicates that a side door is not closed. They are and I have cleaned the contact plate.


This warning indicator is controlled by the BCM - body control module . You cant turn it off , you need to fix the faulty input switch that signals the BCM that the door is open .
Body Control Module
The various body control module (BCM) input and output circuits are described in the corresponding functional areas indicated on the BCM electrical schematics. The BCM functions include the following:
• Battery rundown protection--Inadvertent power--Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation in Lighting Systems.
• BTSI/automatic transmission shift lock control--Refer to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation in Automatic Transaxle - 4T65-E.
• Bulb check--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
• Chimes--Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
- Check gages
- Content theft deterrent
- Door ajar warning
- Headlamps ON
- Key-in-ignition
- Oil reset
- Park brake warning
- Seat belt not fastened
- Turn signal ON
- Vehicle theft deterrent
• Door lock interface--Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation in Doors.
• Exterior and interior lighting control--Refer to Exterior Lighting Systems Description and Operation in Lighting Systems.
- Automatic lighting control
- Backup lamps
- Daytime running lights (DRL)
- Fog lamps
- High/low beam head lamps
- Park brake lights
- Turn hazard lamps
• Gage control--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
• Heated seats--Refer to Heated Seats Description and Operation in Seats.
• Horn interface--Refer to Horns System Description and Operation in Horns.
• Instrument cluster indicator control--Refer to Instrument Cluster Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
• Interior lighting--Refer to Interior Lighting Systems Description and Operation in Lighting Systems.
• Key-in-ignition sensing--Refer to Audible Warnings Description and Operation in Instrument Panel, Gages, and Console.
• Parking brake state sensing--Refer to Brake Warning System Description and Operation in Hydraulic Brakes.
• Retained accessory power (RAP)--Refer to Retained Accessory Power (RAP) Description and Operation in Retained Accessory Power.
• Rear compartment interface--Refer to Power Door Locks Description and Operation in Doors.
• Rear defogger--Refer to Rear Window Defogger Description and Operation in Stationary Windows.
• Remote function control--Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation in Keyless Entry.
• RFA communication link--Refer to Keyless Entry System Description and Operation in Keyless Entry.
• Seat belt use sensing--Refer to Seat Belt System Description and Operation in Seat Belts.
• Theft deterrent vehicle/content--Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent.
• Washer solvent level sensing--Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation in Wipers/Washer Systems.
• Wiper/washer--Refer to Wiper/Washer System Description and Operation in Wipers/Washer Systems.

As far as the sliding doors , pull the fuse's

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2003 cadillac cts turn key on and a message comes up that says starter disabled remove key what does this mean and how to repair , thanks


STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent

STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY
The radio illuminates the STARTING DISABLED REMOVE KEY message when the VTD system has disabled the starting system. The radio receives a message from the theft deterrent control module via the serial data circuit requesting illumination.

Your best bet have it towed to a qualified repair shop .
The vehicle theft deterrent (VTD) system functions are provided by the theft deterrent control module. When an ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition is switched ON, the transponder embedded in the head of the key is energized by the exciter coils surrounding the ignition lock cylinder. The energized transponder transmits a signal that contains its unique value, which is received by the theft deterrent control module. The theft deterrent control module then compares this value to a value stored in memory, learned key code. If the value is correct the theft deterrent control module sends a random generated number to the transponder, this is called a challenge. Both the transponder and the theft deterrent control module perform a calculation on the challenge, if the calculations match the theft deterrent control module sends the fuel continue password via the serial data circuit to the Engine control module (ECM). If either the transponders unique value or the calculation to the challenge is incorrect the theft deterrent control module will send the fuel disable password to the ECM via the serial data circuit. The components of the VTD system are as follows:
• Theft deterrent control module
• Engine control module (ECM)
• Ignition key (Transponder)
• Ignition lock cylinder
• Security indicator

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2000 grand am security light comes on can i bypass that with remote start


Are you the one who bought the vehicle new ? Replaced ignition switch or the ignition lock cylinder ? No , sorry, but a remote start will not by pass anti-theft system .

The vehicle theft deterrent system is designed in order to prevent vehicle theft by disabling the fuel injectors unless the lock cylinder is correctly engaged by a mechanical key. The theft deterrent system uses the following 4 components for theft prevention:
• The lock cylinder
• The ignition switch
• The body control module (BCM)
• The powertrain control module (PCM)
When starting the engine, the PCM searches for a password from the BCM through the Class 2 serial data circuit. If the password is not recognized or not present, the PCM will disable the engine. Two modes of tamper detection are provided:
No password received
The engine will start and stall quickly. SECURITY telltale will flash on the instrument panel cluster (IPC) and then stay ON steady.
Incorrect or disable password received (More than 3 invalid passwords are received)
The engine is disabled for at least 10 minutes and the SECURITY telltale will illuminate solid on the IPC during the 10 minutes.
After the vehicle has passed theft detection, the PCM will continue normal operation.

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Changed steering column n won't atrt


Where is the ignition switch at , on the steering column ? Did you transfer the theft deterrent control module from the old column to the new one ? Do you have any lights lit on the dash , SECURITY ? Your car has a anti-theft system , the key has a transponder pellet imbedded in the head of it . Behind the plastic cover of the steering column ,around the ignition lock cylinder is the theft deterrent control module an antenna !
The vehicle theft deterrent (VTD) system functions are provided by the theft deterrent control module. The VTD system prevents vehicle operation if a valid (learned) transponder PASS-Key?®III (PK3) ignition key is not used to start the vehicle. The theft deterrent control module has an exciter that is part of the theft deterrent control module as an assembly. The PK3 key has a transponder embedded in the plastic head of the key. The exciter is an antenna which is made up of wire coils which surround the ignition lock cylinder. The PCM enables the engines starter and fuel delivery system when it receives a valid (learned) password from the theft deterrent control module via the class 2 serial data circuit. The components of the VTD system are as follows:

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How to change theft deterrent module on 2007 equinox?


The 2007 does not have a Theft Deterrent Module. It actually runs off of the Body Control Module. This is a very costly fix. You can bypass the system for far less.
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this is for acura but it cant hurt to try it...
Open hood ensure new battery is disconnected.
Open main fuse panel cover under hood and remove horn relay (so you don't have to listen to the horn).
Use the key to lock the drivers door.
Connect the positive battery terminal.
Connect the negative battery terminal (security system will now activate, hazards lights will flash and horn would be going off if the relay was not removed).
Use the key to unlock the drivers door.
Get in, close drivers door.
Use the key to start the engine.
Security system will deactivate.
Get out of vehicle, reinstall horn relay, replace fuse panel cover, close hood.

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I have a 2007 Chevrolet Equinox. The battery was unhooked for testing and when hooked back up, the engine would not crank or start. The lights in the dash do come on and the lock symbol came up on the...


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