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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Lots of things can cause this. The most common problem is the Igniton housing which has the igniton cylinder sensor in it. the theft system will need to be programed after it is replace.
For a more accurate suggestion the code in the theft system would be helpful.
Posted on Oct 13, 2009
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The CTD system requests the IPC to illuminate the indicator only when the ignition switch is OFF. The CTD system uses the indicator in order to identify system status. For specific CTD condition that will illuminate the security indicator, refer to Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) Description and Operation .
The IPC performs the displays test at the start of each ignition cycle. The indicator illuminates for approximately 3 seconds.
SERVICE THEFT SYSTEM The radio illuminates the SERVICE THEFT SYSTEM message when the VTD system detects a failure. The radio receives a message from the theft deterrent control module via the serial data circuit requesting illumination.
This is one you need to take to the dealer , unless you have a GM factory scan tool !
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The Content Theft Deterrent (CTD) System also contained in the BCM commands the instrument cluster to control the indicator only when the ignition switch is OFF. The CTD System uses the SECURITY indicator to identify system status.
It's software , a program inside the BCM ! An you can't just replace the BCM , it needs programming ! The dealer is the place to have that done ,most of the time ! If there is a SECRUITY light lit on the dash ,there is a DTC - diagnostic trouble code stored in the BCM , this code will point the service technician in the diagnostic path !
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