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Car keeps dying

When it dies, a green key light on dash comes on..is it my alarm or something electrical..no check engine or any other light comes on except that one

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  • druebee11 Mar 13, 2009

    thats what i think it is..but when i bought the car it didnt come with the manual..so of course thats not helpful..but u have been..thank u very much..much appreciated

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I believe the "green key" light your seeing is a security / theft system that has been activated. I would strongly recommend contacting the dealer for more information if your owners manual doesn't clarify this for you. Hope this helps.

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