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Security light car does not crank sometimes until security light goes off

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Sounds like if u have an alarm system that it is engaged while you are trying to start the vehicle causein shut down of ignition and or a bad chip in your key

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Security light on 2005 chevrolet impala won't crank


More then likely it's your key.
The security key setup has resisters that slowly lose the resistance required to start the car.
You can call the dealership and give them the VIN they should be able to assist you.
If not then you will have to get a new ignition

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make sure you have the correct key with the transponder and not a valet key, turn key to on but do not crank engine, leave key on 10 to 15 min until light goes off then crank engine

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My security light is blinking and the car wont start.


i have had the same thing with my 97, turn the key to ON but don't crank engine, leave for 10 - 15 min until the light goes out then crank engine it should start.
GM has bugs with their security systems.

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When i turn the key nothing happens. everything works so battery is fine. security light comes on


turn the key to on position but don't crank engine , leave on until security light goes off, 10-15 min and then crank starter

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Security light comes on and car doesnt crank until security light goes off time varies


The security system (VATS/PassKey) is having problems, it's typical on those cars. You can find a great write-up here: http://newrockies.ca , it was the only thing that saved my Park Avenue.

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2001 chevy impala security light keeps coming on


This is a problem with chevy vehicles that have the system theft light. after a couple of years of using the key, the lock tumblers inside the ignition switch tend to wear out and so causing the system to think it's being stolen. Now you have to put the key in and turn the ignition to the on position, without cranking the car and leave it for 10 minutes until the theft light goes out. Very annoying especially if you're in a hurry. The dealer cost to repair the ignition switch goes for about $600-$800. that includes re-teaching the key.

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2006 pontiac torrent shut down car will just crank, not start


The factory alarm is not to be tampered with as you can reset it but not disconnect it as it's part of the main fuel injection system. Do you have the right key? Just because it turns and cranks doesn't mean it has the right code. the security light off with the key on ut not cranking? If it stays on you do have a security problem. The system can be reset ( if the battery is good, and hot. Trun the key to crank and letgo the security light will but on or blinking . Leave the key on till the light goes out (around 15 minutes. Once it's out turn the key off then back on and the security light will be back on again. again wait till it goes out turn off then on again till the light goes out. Now turn the key off wait a few seconds trun it on and crank the engine. If it starts then it's reset. Sometimes I've had to do this more than three times to get it to reconize the key as the right one. rember a store cut key won't ever work as it doesnt have the (brain in it the the factory key does. Lets say your wrong, about the security system. The fuel pumps go bad like crazy and its thier season to fail. They fail quicker if you $5 the car alot. (runing on empty) Was the check engine light on as it ran the last time it was running? If so the codes need to be retieved and repaired. A scanner will find the security enabled on too.

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I replaced ignition switch and it will no longer start.


I have a 97 cavalier,and when i changed by switch it activated the factory security system. The resolve i was given was simple, first turn the car over til it starts when it dies do not turn the key off for at least 10 minutes,or until the security light goes off. when this happens the system has reset itself with the new switch. hope this works for you, sometimes it takes 3 times before it works just remember to be patient. Mine reset the 2 time.

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Want start sometimes


The TDM in the security system (VATS/PassKey) is having problems, it's typical on those cars. You can find a great write-up here: http://newrockies.ca , it was the only thing that saved my Park Avenue.

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