Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Theft system light stays on, car starts then immediately turns off

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 753 Answers

You will have to have the theft system fault diagnosed and the system reset.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My Buick Skylark starts and dies immediately. Won't stay running


It almost sounds as if the vehicles theft deterrent system is shutting down. Is your vehicle equipped with a theft deterrent system ? If so there's several things that could be wrong or it could be as simple as doing what's called a relearn for that system. Attempt to restart it, once it starts then dies leave the ignition switch in the run position, if equipped with a theft system ( check your owners manual) there will be a light in the instrument panel that will begin flashing , while leaving the ignition switch in the run position wait for about 10 minutes, the light SHOULD stop flashing. Turn the ignition switch to the off position and attempt to start it. If it still bothers you're either dealing with something deeper or different type of a problem. Good luck.

Aug 18, 2014 | 1996 Buick Skylark

Tip

How to reset GM anti-theft system


- Put key into ignition
- Turn to ON position (do NOT start)
- Leave in ON position for EXACTLY 10 minutes
- As SOON as the anti-theft light turns off, then IMMEDIATELY start the car.

That's all there is to it!

on Jan 16, 2010 | Chevrolet Malibu Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 2003 chevy malibu that won;t start. When you turn the key to on the Theft System light comes on steady ( no flashing). I t used o go into this mode periodically where the Theft System light...


I have had the same problem. This has happened to me three times in the past nine months or so. Per the owner's manual, you turn the key to the on position and wait about ten minutes. This resets the system and when the "Theft System" light goes out, it starts right up. I did this each time and it started right up.

Jan 02, 2013 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Chevy Malibu LS (V6-3.1 L) won't start or starts up and IMMEDIATELY dies, how can I diagnose the problem?


Your car starts and dies due to the failing antitheft system. Your vehicle is not receiving the "fuel enable" signal that it needs to keep running. So the injectors get turned to off to prevent theft. You will need to diagnose which part of the antitheft system is failing. Or bypass the entire security system. This link will help you understand the problem, and depending on the year of your vehicle, possibly a good bypass solution.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

May 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Resetting the anti theft system


Place key in ignition, turn to ON position. (do not start)
Leave in ON position for EXACTLY 10 minutes.
As SOON as the anti-theft light turns off, then IMMEDIATELY start the car.
Then anti-theft is now reset.

Aug 12, 2010 | 2003 Buick Rendezvous

2 Answers

I have a 97 Grand Am Which the theft system is keeping the car from starting. I have had the computer reset several times and it worked a couple of times but it no longer will let me start the car. Please...


Very Very Common GM Problem.
It is called a PassLock 2 system.

You can reset the computer yourself very easily.

Turn key to ON position (do NOT start). Leave in ON position for EXACTLY 10 MINUTES. As SOON as the anti-theft light quits flashing, and turns off, then IMMEDIATELY start the car.

That''s it!

You can do this everytime and it will work.

They do sell a passlock 2 bypass kit very affordable online that you can install but you won't have anti-theft but you won't have the problem either.

Mar 06, 2010 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

2 Answers

Anti-theft system activated need info on to


all dash lights keep coming on and either stay on or flash until you step on brake....also the dinger keeps dinging until you press on the brake.....we have had a tech work on it but have no idea whats going on.....HELP

Feb 03, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

99 chevy cavalier theft system light on steady, car wont crank.


My 2000 cavalier has done this for 6 months. You take your key out then open your door, wait ten minutes and the system resets itself and the car will start-annoying you bet!!!

Jul 20, 2009 | Chevrolet Monte Carlo Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car won't start. turns over but stalls.


sounds like a fault in the theft deterrent
is the theft light on or flashing
you will need to have the scanned for codes

May 31, 2009 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Chevrolet Cavalier Logo

Related Topics:

111 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7697 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...