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What makes the security light come on in a 1987 Chevy Corvette and sometimes won't start?

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The Security Light on means there is a problem wih your anti theft system.
While security light is on , the anti theft system may shut down by itself, to prevent further problem.
If for some reason the battery drains completely , or if battery gets disconnected with security light on, the engine may not restart because of the alarm system malfunction.
For this reason go to a car dealer as soon as possible to fix the problem before getting in real troubles.
Note:Security light is not Check Engine Light.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Hi,
The computer chip that is in the key can go bad. It can also be dirty. Try wiping the chip on the key off with a wet cloth. Also there is a wire in the ignition that sends the signal from the key to your cars computer. That wire could also be faulty .
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