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2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Question: how do i get the security light to turn off

 

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NIKKIF, 4.3L V6, Independence, MO, August 30, 2011, 09:01
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i now it has something to do with the passlock code but heres the thing cant get it to reset the truck wont start and the security light stays on doesnt blink even after removing the key from the ignition

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    August 30, 2011, 09:10
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    first of all, you need to find out why the light came on. it comes on when there is a malfunction in the system.
    to re set your try to start and then release to the on position and let it sit for 10 minutes. repeat after the light goes out. do this a toal of 3 times. the bcm will learn the new password and it should start.
    all this is useless until you find out why the light came on. you need a scan tool to get this reason.

    Roy

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    NIKKIF, August 30, 2011, 09:19
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    someone tried 2 steal the truck and i trie that, no good, didnt work any other solutions plz im desperate

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    mastertech6371, August 30, 2011, 09:42
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    you will need a shop. i am sure there is damage in the column. there are 2 wires on the cylinder lock cylinder and they may or most likely are damaged or broken.

    Roy

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    Sci-Tech (see my shops), September 01, 2011, 11:04
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    The security light is telling you there is a problem with the passlock II system. There may be a reset procedure in your owners manual, if not, you need a shop with a scan tool. Certain components may need reprogramming to work properly. This is not a DYI'er project.

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