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2001 venture, battery went dead & after charging (14 volts) now won't crank...Security light is NOT on but all efforts to set pass 111 key have failed...need help...

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Immo will let u crank even with a blind key.The car may run with a push ,risky manouver,as it may loose the alignement.The starter may be shortcuted to crank manualy (with a screw or a bypass) do u know what I am talking about?In order to track/diagnose the problem.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013

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  • David Dean
    David Dean Oct 26, 2013

    All the info I received from both here and people who worked directly for GM were very helpful...

  • David Dean
    David Dean Oct 26, 2013

    Had to give in and take the van to the dealer where they discovered

  • David Dean
    David Dean Oct 26, 2013

    an aftermarket remote start set up and disconnected it...Everything is back to normal...Who knew?

  • bjg8
    bjg8 Oct 26, 2013

    Very wise.Glad to here it is solved.Murphy:If you mess with something long enough, it'll break.

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SOURCE: the security light is on in my 2001 chevy venture message center

Hi there,
Most commonly with these cars the security system will do this if the battery is "drained" while trying to start the car. ie: a low battery that is too weak to turn the engine over. Usualy the power options & accesories will not work if this is happening.
To fix it you will need to ensure the battery is charged, you then disconnect the battery negative cable for about 1 minute with the key out of the ignition. reconnect the battery cable & start the car normally. Everything should be back to normal.
Let me know if there is anything more you need for this concern.
Farrout!

Posted on Mar 17, 2009

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SOURCE: car want start factor security light flashing and

The factory security light will remain on - this is a standard feature indicating the car is dead.
First, unplug the hazard fuze in the engine bay (this will reset the ecu and remove the flashing)

Next, replace the battery with a new one (or one with proper charge) - keep in mind a small battery will not do anything for these cars, the engines require a lot to push them over (it isnt a honda)
*Make sure to clean the positive and negative battery cables from acid

Then just start it up :)

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Battery dead after sitting too long, after battery

Double ck you batt cable connectios. Turn on your headlights. If lights go out when attempting to cank, You have a poor connection. If they just dim, Your battery is Junk. Turn head lights odd when done. Good Luck

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: 2009 prius battery dead (we think). No lights, very dim check eng

Yes you can slowly charge the battery in the truck,but make sure the battery is disconnected first,make sure you unhook the neg first then the positive,and when reinstalling it hook the positive back up first the the negative you want absolutely no sparks.I have also had to jump start these vehicles at that battery and had the owners drive them 50+ miles and they were fine after that.For those cars it is recommended that they have to be driven or started for a length of time every day or two.I would call your local Toyota dealer and find out for sure.

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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SOURCE: alternator not charging

ALTERNATOR DRIVE BELT SLIPPING OR BATTERY CABLES NEED REPLACING IF THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL ONES.THE VOLT GAUGE COULD BE FAULTY.TO TELL GET A DIGITAL VOLTMETER HOOK TO CAR BATTERY CRANK CAR UP.BATTERY VOLTAGE SHOULD BE 13.5 TO 14.5 VOLTS. WITH NEW CABLES. IF NOT CHECK ALTERNATOR FIELD WIRES FOR DAMAGE ALSO ALTERNATOR POSITIVE WIRE FOR DAMAGE.

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