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Why does my 2005 chevrolet classic theft system keep coming on and then the car won't start afterwards unless reset by turning the key to ACC for 10 minutes then the car starts?

The theft system keeps coming on while driving it. Then when i shut it off it won't start again. Unless reset by turning the key to the ACC position for 10 minutes, then turn off and turn back on. It'll start then, and go all day and then starts again.

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If you have a spare set of keys try using the different key. The identity chip in your key may be shorting.

Otherwise the "Reader" in your ignition switch may be cutting out. This puts it into an activation loop.

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Most times, the ignition switch is the problem. After installing the replacement, you will need to leave the key in the run position for ten minutes the first time. Shouldn't have to do it again.

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SOURCE: the 'theft system' light does not turn off with the key in the run position on my 1999 chevy cavalier. car won't start, it won't even crank over. the battery and the starter are brand

try locking your car with the key and unlocking it with the key, leave it for 30 second or so between the locking and unlocking , the car thinks some one has tampered with it

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