Every so often the car will not start because the passlock anti-theft flashes on the dash. Usually it starts again after I go through the 10 check the manual suggests ( leave ignition on for 10 minutes til light on dash goes off, turn ignition off for a few seconds, then restart). My mechanic has never been able to get a computer code that tells anything is wrong. What's wrong and what solutions are there to this problem? I have had the car a little more than three months and it has happened at least four times.
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CarGurusFeb 3, 2014 - SECURITY SYSTEM LIGHT COMES ON - CAR TURNS OVER WON[T START ... Insert the ignition key into the driver door lock. ... When I start my car 3 keys programmed pops up on my dashboard what does that mean.
CarGurusFeb 23, 2011 - Why does the anti theft system keep tripping on my 03 malibu - Every other day my anti-theft system goes off in my car then I have to reset it. It's not ha... ...it needs a pass lock sensor/ ignition lock cylinder. 10 out of 10 people think ... Wait 10 minutes until the light stops flashing, then start. Repairs could run ...
On a 2003 Chevy Maibu the theft system light comes on and blinks when the system is triggered. The car will not start and the fuel pump cuts out. You must turn key to on and have all doors closed. Keep the key to on for 10 mins til theft light turns solid and then disappears. Then turn key to start and it should fire up.
all general motors vehivles from 97-2005 contain an anti-theft system, called a passlock system. try this it will work on a malibu theft system. turn key on engine off for about 10 minutes,after 10 minutes turn key off. wait 15 seconds then try to start car. if it is the passlock system this will reset it.
If the engine starts and then quits when you release the key to the ON position it could be the anti-theft systemhas locked out. Turn your key to the ON position and wait ten minutes until the ANTI-THEFT light on the dash board goes out. The car will now start and run if that was the problem.
The most likely cause for the problem you are describing is the anti-theft system. GM calls it a passlock system. Your car has a 'key-reader' mounted on the ignition lock cylinder (inside the steering columnm, or inside the dash, depending on where your key goes). This 'key-reader' sends out a signal to the body control module indicating that the proper key is in the ignition. Note: this style antitheft system does not have 'chip' in the key. These key-readers fail frequently and send a an incorrect singal the the module, where the car will start and run for a few seconds, then stall. An easy verification of this problem is to watch for your security light to be flashing somewhere on your dash. The passlock cylinder is only available from the dealer, and while it is a fairly easy part for someone like me to change, I do not recommend it for someone who is not a mechanic. Additionally, even if you do change the passlock cylinder, you have to perform a re-learn procedure or the car will never start. This probably isn't the answer you wanted to hear, but better that you know. Hope this helps!