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Just wondering if you leave car door open or closed when trying to get security light to go off

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YOU CAN TURN OFF SECURITY LIGHT BY PUTTING KEY IN THE IGNITION SWITCH.TURN IGNITION TO ON POSITION,WITH ENGINE OFF.LEAVE KEY IN THE SWITCH IN ON POSITION FOR 10 MINUTES UNTIL SECURITY LIGHT TURN OFF.IF IT DOES.TURN OFF IGNITION SWITCH.WAIT 5 SECONDS THEN TRY CRANKING CAR.IF THIS DONT WORK TRY ANOTHER KEY DO THE 10 MINUTES SWITCH TRICK.IF STILL THE SECURITY LIGHT DONT TURN OFF YOUR THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM IN FAULT THE DEALERSHIP HAS TO FIX AND REPROGRAM NEW KEY IN SWITCH OR BCM CONTROL MODULE..

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information is always subject to change and correction imp05keylessremote1.jpg
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