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Well, the anti-theft system should prevent the engine from cranking and starting. So if it will crank and start then die, it could be a long list of things. You would need to figure out if it is fuel or ignition related to proceed.
The security light usually means the computer is not accepting the chip in the key. Either the chip is bad or the sensor in the lock cylinder.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
Try resetting the security. Turn the key to on and leave there for 10 minutes. Does the light go off? If it did go off, try starting the car. If the security light stays on, or comes back on with key on and won't go out within seconds, you will have to get the system diagnosed. The theft deterrent module in GM cars is very expensive.
Here is a site with information on disabling the system, by buying a module for under $200 that entirely bypasses the security:
http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/ Hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 10, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Your car is equipped with a system called PASSKEY standard on all GM cars and light trucks, try the following procedure to reset the system, the battery being dead will trigger the system.
PASSKEY LOCKOUT 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.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
try turning the key on at leave it on till the security light goes off 10-15 minutes then turn the key off and back on and try starting it
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
Here's a quick check list
for most common cost of SRS / Air bag problem.
Dirty contacts on driver and passenger seat belt buckles
Dirty contacts on seat belt connectors (under seats)
Dirty contacts on driver and passenger sides weight sensors (under seat)
Weight on passenger seat
(Example: grocery package trigger SRS / Air Bag light on the way home.)
I recommend you to pass an vacuum over the contacts and use CRC electronic parts cleaner to rule out connectivity problem.
I DO NOT recommend disconnecting the negative battery connector to clean the code(s).
Without the code(s) the dealer will takes "BILLABLE" time to reproduce the problem.
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Posted on Dec 16, 2009
Here is a detailed write-up on how to bypass the entire VATS security system yourself.
http://newrockies.ca/vatsbypass This is what saved my car and my money (that I didn't have!).
Posted on Feb 02, 2010
if you have the chip in the key, then this will surely help you: http://newrockies.com/vatsbypass . It was the only thing that saved my car.
Posted on Mar 08, 2010
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