Question about Bulldog Remote Starter & T-Harness Kit for 95-03 Chevy Blazer/Chevy S-10 Pi

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2003 S-10 with intermitent no start

Starter seems to work fine when it does start. It has a remote starter on it. Someone mentioned that GM has an issue with the security systems not allowing the vehicles to start and that there might be a series of steps that need to be performed to resync the system. The truck has the 2.3 L in it with only 35,000 miles on it. Most of the time when it does not start it is when using the key not the remote starter. It seems that if you turn everything off it will eventually "reset" and decide to start.

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I would check to see that the red with white stripe wire, the orange with black stripe wire and the yellow wire have a solid connection. I thought they only made S-10 till 1994

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