THEFT SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT

Tiny
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  • 2000 CHEVROLET MALIBU
I have a problem starting my car when the theft system warning light come on. I wait for ten minutes for the system to reset try again but it does the same thing over again. I have had the body control module replace 2 times. What do I need to do to solve this problem.
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 8:37 PM

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Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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If you Leave key in the ignition switch on until flashing security light does off ?

This guide will help reset the system

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 AT 8:43 PM
Tiny
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Alarm system will not allow car to start even after the 10 minute reset period. Can I bypass this feature or pull a fuse.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Have you done a relearn on the pass-key?
GM PASS LOCK RELEARN- Ignition to "run" position, try to start and let key return to "run" position
Approx ten minutes security light will go off
Turn key "off" and wait 5 seconds
Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 relearns.
Turn key off, then start it
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:57 PM (Merged)
Tiny
DANNYBOY63
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Enter your question.I have a 2000 chevy malibu ls about a month ago the theft system started coming on. This making me wait 10 minutes before I can start my car sometimes I have to wait longer. Can you tell me why is this and help me with this headache. Or is there a way I can bypass the system.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Waiting 10 minutes bypasses the security system. That tells me there is a sensor or other issue not working. If you have a different key, try that first. If it doesn't help, it has to go to a dealer to be checked. They are the only ones with the proper test equipment.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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I have tried another key but same problem.I seen lots of people with same problem and have read some people have changed there sensor or ignition but still having same problem. Is there a way to reset it. Plus I have heard of people cutting a yellow wire that disables it.
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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Take it to a dealer so it can be properly fixed. Don't cut any wires. A dealer will have the proper test equipment to check the problem.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 AT 1:58 PM (Merged)
Tiny
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The Chevrolet Corp. Says there is nothing they can do. The Chevrolet dealer charges $900- to fix (plus the $120- to tell you that its the theft system). I do not consider ten minutes a big inconvience anymore. The Chevrolet Corp. Will not own up to their default.
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