I know it seems high milage but this is a great.

Tiny
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  • 2001 CHEVROLET CAMARO
  • 207,800 MILES
I know it seems high milage but this is a great running car. Ok here is the problem. My wife was at work and went to leave for the trip home when the car would not turn over, only the security light flashed. I obtained a factory service manual and came to the conclusion after test that the BCM was defective. It would not even go into diagnostic mode. Replaced it and it cranked up and I took it out of factory test mode. The security light is flashing anytime the key is in the on position. Checked it in the program mode and instead of it beeping once it beeps twice. Checked the available modes and all is correct. The key pads will not program (put in new batteries) and you have too you the key to unlock the car and hurry and get the key into the switch to stop the alarm from going off.
I have gone through the trouble shooting test, checked the wires it said to check and did not have any ground outs. I checked the grey wire on c-3 connector of the BCM And it gets voltage when the light comes on. I looked at the diagram and it looks like the power comes to the instrument panel then to the BCM.
Ok thats enough, any ideas?
P. S. I did replace the BCM a second time after it would not stop the light, so it's not the module.
Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 7:59 PM

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Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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Did you put a new bcm or used bcm in?If it was new who programmed it?Did you ever relearn the pass lock when you replaced the bcm?
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Monday, February 25th, 2013 AT 8:32 PM
Tiny
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They were both New ones, had I put in a used one it would set the alarm off from the key not being the one it remembers. The BCMs are not programed, they come in a factory test mode. After you install it, the first time you put in the key and turn it on it remembers the resistor in the key from then on. Then you turn the key on and off 10 times and it comes out of factory mode and goes to mainly factory default setting for that car.
When you put the bcm in program mode it is ok except when it is suppose beep once it only beeps twice and the key pads are not working when you try to program them to the bcm( they have new batteries and worked before). All the other programable functions work fine. The one thing I did not do was replace the instrument cluster as the only other step the troublshooter said.
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Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 AT 9:42 PM
Tiny
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I guess I'll use this site when they learn how to read, refund my 25.00 please to the card you billed.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 2:19 AM
Tiny
SATURNTECH9
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I posted how to program the key fobs is that how you tried to program yours?Also have you checked for codes in the bcm?Diyer scan tools cant read body control module codes. If it was my car first thing I would do is check for codes especially with the security light on.I will get you a refund also.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 3:35 AM
Tiny
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 6:27 AM
Tiny
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Yes that is how I tried to program my fobs and yes I ran the self diagnostic on the bcm. Only recieved 12 and the 55 codes through the security light.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 6:51 AM
Tiny
HOMER1967
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Assuming that the bcm was properly programmed and the the relearn was done correctly, the only other things that come to mind are either a bad ignition switch, or a bad passkey module of the top of my head.I'll do some research on it.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 6:19 PM
Tiny
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Try the testing I just posted unless you already tried it.
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Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 AT 8:39 PM

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