When I try to start my car it takes a long time for it to turn on, when I turn the key all the lights in the car go dim and then I wait, sometimes Im there for 5 minutes, I've neen turning of my stereo and not turning on my headlights b4 I start my car and it doesn't really help; I also tried turning the key to the ignition and turning it to the off position fast a few times sometimes it works sometimes not.
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Sounds like the anti theft system is active m try this process. Turn the key on. Do not attempt to start. Wait 10 minutes. Turn key off. Turn key on. Wit for theft light to go off. Now attempt to start.
If it has the "locksmart" PAT(passive Anti Theft) option,there is a chip in the black plastic "head" of the key,that is mated to a reciever in the steering colum, a magnet would most likely mess the system up. It kills the fuel,hence the no start. If you have another key,try that,if not ,take the key off the ring and try it. Odd thing about the dash lights,but the key switch "talks" to the computers so maybe. My best thoughts on your problem. let me know.
the key lost synchronization with the the computer. its a common problem with these new high security systems they're very sensitive. this made the battery die, next step is to take the car to the dealer, dont try to start the car anymore. if you have any questions call Priority Automotive Locksmith 866 999 7858
Leave the key in the run position until the security light stops blinking. This should take 10 minutes. Then turn the key off, wait 5 seconds and try to start it. The security light should be blinking again. Leave the key on again for 10 minutes. Repeat this 3 times. After the third time on the the next start it should start and run fine. This will reprogram your theft system.
turn the key on and wait till the security light stopsflashing ( this could take as long as 30 minuets ) then turn the key off then back on but do not try to start the engine and wait till the security light stops flashing ( again this could take as long as 30 minuets ) then turn key off then turn key on and start engine.
There is a problem with the theft system. This is
the system that pervents the car from starting if the ignition lock
cylinder is damaged when someone trys to steal the car. You can try
and do a relearn, it may let the car start after this relearn. The most
common cause for this concern is the ignition lock cylinder, it has a
computer sensor inside that goes bad, you have to replace the cylinder
and program it. To reprogram/relearn, put on the parking brake(this
will keep the headlights from comming on and draining the battery), try
to start the car, leave the key in the "on" position. The security light
should no be flashing. Wait for tem mins, the light should turn off. At
this time, turn the key off for 2 seconds and try to restart. At this
point, the car may start, if not let the key stay in the "on" position
again for tem mins untill the light turns off. Again turn the key off
and try to start the car. It may take 3 times for the system to relearn,
if you try 3 times and still no start, you will have to replace the
ignition lock cylinder.
Try to start car. When it fails leave the key in the on position. You will see the Theft System light flashing. Light will flash for 10 minutes, stay on and then go off. Turn key to off position, wait 10 seconds and start your car.
Don't waste your time or money taking this problem to a dealership because Chevy refuses to issue a recall on this problem. I went to the dealership 5 times. I wound up paying for 2 key cylinders, a BCM module, an ECM module. I finally took it in when the theft system light came on while driving. The problem was in the fuse & relay center underneath the hood. It was all corroded so it was replaced. No problems since then.
PASS LOCK RESET GM CARS 1999 UP 1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key
Take the Original Ignition key out to the car. Get in it and turn the key on. Every light should light up like your going to start it. The factory security light will flash. Leave the ignition on until it stops flashing. Should take about 10-15 min to do it. once it does, shut the key off and then turn it over to start the car.