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Old 01 Nov 2017, 09:43 pm
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the security light on the dash will not go out. For a while I could pull one of the battery terminals and reattach and go, till the security activated and would kill the car. had a key man friend of ours tell me to put in the light gray key turn it on without starting the car for an hour to reprogram the key. didn't work. does anyone have any ideals of what this could be. and if its the scim does that have to be factory programed? please help im clueless. thanks in advance.
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Old 01 Nov 2017, 09:53 pm
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The security system does not recognize that key. I had to have my second key programed to the car at a dealer. It appears you will need that one done by a dealer. Someone should be along shortly that knows more about it.
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Old 01 Nov 2017, 11:43 pm
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"During normal operation, the Theft Alarm / Immobilizer Light will come on for three seconds immediately after the ignition switch is turned on for a bulb check. Afterwords, if the bulb remains on, this indicates a problem with the electronics. If the bulb begins to flash after the bulb check, this indicates that an invalid key has been used to start the vehicle. Both of these conditions will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds of running. Keep in mind that a key which has not been programmed is also considered an invalid key even if it is cut to fit the ignition lock cylinder for that vehicle.

Is the red light flashing or is the red light remaining on?

Can you give us information on anything happening before you had the SKIM lockout?

Is everything else working okay? Gauges? Remote locks? Headlights?

Have you checked fuse #33 in the TIPM?

Have you checked the battery to make sure it's working properly? We have had a member that spend days trying to fix this issue and come to find out the battery had a bad cell in it.

Did you use another key besides the original one that you have used all along?
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