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  • avatar karjunkie 07/30/10 10:56 am PST

    You need to find out why the security system was activated. It is possible that something triggered the anti theft system and each car has a very different procedure to reset the security system. You vehicle has the GM Passlock system that often malfunctions on this generation vehicle. The owner's manual would be the first thing to check. Usually, a security system malfunction requires you to have an authorized dealer reset the system. Be aware that a weak battery can sometimes cause these problems, so check the battery before you do anything else. If the battery is fully charged and good, most of the time the problem with the Passlock system is due to a bad ignition switch. Finally, there is a reset procedure where you try and crank the engine and then just leave the key in the on position for 10-15 minutes when the security dash light will go off. After that, the system should reset and you can try and start the car.

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  • karjunkie 07/30/10 10:56 am PST

    You need to find out why the security system was activated. It is possible that something triggered the anti theft system and each car has a very different procedure to reset the security system. You vehicle has the GM Passlock system that often malfunctions on this generation vehicle. The owner's manual would be the first thing to check. Usually, a security system malfunction requires you to have an authorized dealer reset the system. Be aware that a weak battery can sometimes cause these problems, so check the battery before you do anything else. If the battery is fully charged and good, most of the time the problem with the Passlock system is due to a bad ignition switch. Finally, there is a reset procedure where you try and crank the engine and then just leave the key in the on position for 10-15 minutes when the security dash light will go off. After that, the system should reset and you can try and start the car.

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