Turns over won't start, anti-theft system malibu 2002
I have the same problem as many in this thread, I wasted money on other problems that weren't a problem. Thanks to those that said to wait 10 mins w/ key on, that got me started, however, is this going to happen again (I think I've had it twice now, I accidentally fixed it when disconnecting battery first time)?? How do you fix this anti-theft problem permanently? I can't handle waiting 10 mins every time an anti-theft bug decides I don't have the right to drive my own car! Has Chevy ever acknowledged the problem and produced any kind of recall?
Thanks for any help!!
Afraid to drive a Chevy.
Re: turns over won't start, anti-theft system malibu 2002
Your problem is the ((body control module)) , and its location is behind the glove box. to make sure this is your bad part you have to disconect the negative battery and then unplug the ((bcm)) connectors and push them back in again .. conect the battery aagain and start your car,, if it happens again in the near future you are gonna have to change the bcm module and programm it by the dealer
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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.
With the car RUNNING cut the yellow wire to the ignition switch from the group of three wires. Make sure the car is RUNNING when the wire is cut. Tape the ends and thats it.....the car will start first time from now on....as long as you don't mind not having anti theft.
If car won;t start, but turns over it may be the anti theft system. Follow the directions in the manual-turn the key on and leave it for ten minutes or until the anti theft light goes out. Turn the ignition OFF and then restart the engine. If you continue to have problems with the anti theft system, disconnect the battery for 4 or 5 minutes and then reconnect. It seems to reset the system. Found this out after a mech. had worked on the system, disconnected the battery and told me it would be 400 to 500 to replace the module. Said no thanks and drove off to never have the problem again (so far!) 10,000 mile since.