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The anti theft signal is on

My car is parked on my garage during 3 weeks; recently I tried to start the car, but the anti theft signal is on... after several tries the car started; but how this signal is in off ??

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The ligth is supposed to flash on and off slowly all the time the car is locked to let you know the system is armed. It's supposed to do that. Small red light on dash.

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These would tell why the PCM - engine computer isn't starting the vehicle . There is no by-pass for this anti-theft system . The Dealer is your only hope . Nothing you can do !
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The security light is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterperates this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.
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Anti-theft system has nothing to do with it . Battery cables , maybe , Park neutral safety switch possibly ! With anti-theft system problem you wouldn't a click or anything , that is if the anti-theft disables fuel or the starter . Plus the SECURITY light would be on if it were a anti-theft system problem . Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop that knows how to do starter circuit testing >
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And what's this identity anti theft system ? No such thing ! The vehicle has a content theft an vehicle theft deterrent system !
This system disables fuel not cranking of the engine. The VCM/PCM will not disable the fuel due to any BCM message for the remainder of the ignition cycle.
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P1260 - This, basically is indicating that a theft has occurred, and the engine has been disabled.If the engine stalled, during travel, and the code was pulled after the stall, this will indicate the following:

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3.A Faulty EEC power diode
4.A Faulty VERF signal.

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