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Anti Theft Light

Sometimes when I turn the ignition on, the anti theft light will come on and blink and the car won't start. If I let it set for 10 or 15 minutes it will usually start. I've had the ignition switch replaced and a new key made at a GM dealer but niether has helped. Do you have any solutions?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    I did try the trick of leaving the key at on position for ten minutes and then try but two things happen my truck did not run and also the alarm light did not came on

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Mybuick someone tried to steal screwdriver upignition I went to u pick it got a new ignition new key new wires got it put in everything works like accessory but starter won't start

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To many things can be wrong for a start. Could be the battery is tired, the injectors are clogged, somebody put something in the gas (sugar?), something electrical is lost in space. it's going to take some troubleshooting to figure out what it is.
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Posted on Jun 19, 2008

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Well i had a bonneville and had the same problem there is a solution cause all you can do is reset the system and it will keep coming back. hopefully your not like i was and stuck and cant start the car.

The IB-IM-PLJX Bypass kit is going to be
needed to get around this safely. (www.PASSLOCK2.com)
It matches the resistance level in the key switch
and allows for the fuel rail to engage with any key
you choose to use. check out the details on the site.

I wish there was an easy way to magically get it to
work without it, but this is what we have available
short of paying GM a bunch of cash to reset
a system that will likely need it again, and again.

I'd bypass it and go from. Then no GM passlock antitheft issues to worry about down the line.

I hope this helped some.

Good luck.
Nathan

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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    Nathan Ayers Jun 19, 2008

    the system is basically plug and play and it give you detailed instructions on how to do it. then you just use the double sided tape to attach it. Although i worried so i drilled holes and used zip ties. But for the price it beats the car not starting and gm charging an arm and a leg. Id try this and see how it go's.


    Thanks,
    Nathan


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You seem to have a problem with the circuity..I recommend calling the manufacturer..

Posted on Jun 18, 2008

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There are 2 things to try:
1) Use your key to manually unlock the driver's side door - sometimes this alone is enough to reset your security system.
2) Put your key in the ignition and turn to ON position (do not try to start the car, just turn to ON)- after 30 seconds, attempt to start the car and see if the security light goes out.

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