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Not sure what year it is but if you can put a scanner on the car and reset the fault.
Posted on May 05, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
you can reset the system by turning key to on position for 5-10 mins and then try starting it but its probably a short or grounding prob try the engine to chassis ground
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
SOURCE: Theft-deterrent system problem
let it sit for about an hour, untouched to let it clear out of theft mode. If it doesn't start with a programmed key after that, you may have to take it into a shop and have it looked at. It may just be a bad transceiver but if any piece of the system has been replaced the keys have to be programmed with a dealership scan tool.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
SOURCE: i can start my car
My guess would be the ignition switch itself since they are working in the axillary position. Never seen this happen personally, but has to be the problem. Don't know the model or year of car your working on, but if it's not a 60's model check your engine compartment fuse box or box's. Look for the ignition switch fuse's. On my GM car there are 2 60amp fuses that run the ignition on controls the starter circuit and the other controls the electrical system. Maybe not exactly how it works but would be worth popping the hood and taking a look at them.
Posted on May 16, 2011
The late-90's GM Passlock system (e.g. 1997 Malibu, Regal, Impala, etc.) has a part around the ignition tumbler that goes bad and no longer reliably detects the valid key. In that situation, the "Theft System" light will slowly flash and the carburetor is cut off so the engine won't start. The time-out on the system is 10 minutes - you don't have to do anything, you don't have to disconnect the battery, the key can be out of the ignition -- it's just a time delay. After 10 minutes, the light goes out and you can try again (but if the key is again not detected, the light will start flashing again and you have to wait another 10 minutes)
Someone else, who had this problem, told me to remove all other keys from my keyring. The weight of the other keys pulls on the ignition key causing the key to be unreadable. It has been 7 weeks since I have been doing this and have not had a problem
Posted on Sep 10, 2011
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