What does it mean when the security light stays on in your car?

What does it mean when the security light stays on in your car?

On your particular vehicle the security light staying on as the vehicle is running is an indication that the security system has failed and is disabled. It is common for a security light to come on after battery dies because the computer may lose its programming to the key.

How do I reset my Chevy security system?

How do you reset the Chevy Silverado’s anti-theft system? Insert the ignition key, put it in the on position, attempt to start the engine. With the key in that position, wait ten minutes. The security light will blink and go out.

Why is my anti-theft not flashing?

If your engine has been locked up by the anti-theft system, you will be unable to start it. The car’s accessories will be activated but not the engine. Step 3: Do another check on the anti-theft light. If it isn’t blinking any longer, then turn the key over to the Off position and let it sit for a couple of minutes.

Is the anti-theft light supposed to blink?

The Anti-theft Light in the dash of your car should flash periodically to show that the system is engaged and active. You have to lock the doors of the car (without it running) for the alarm to engage.

Will disconnecting battery reset security light?

It is another way to solve the problem of anti theft system car wont start. Disconnect the positive terminal of the battery for a minute or two. It will reset the computer system and your car is likely to kick off.

Why is the security indicator light on?

That’s the Security Indicator Light, and it’s blinking, it’s telling you that the car’s security sytem is armed. When the car is locked and off, the Security Indicator Light will blink steadily. It will trigger shortly after the engine has been turned off and the key has been removed from the ignition.

How do I get my Chevy out of theft mode?

To reset the anti-theft system on the Chevy Silverado You will need to get into the car and lock the doors. Now with the doors locked put the key into the ignition and turn it to the on position. Let it sit there for 5 minutes until the anti-theft light blinks.

Will disconnecting battery reset anti-theft?

Will disconnecting battery reset anti theft?

How do you override anti-theft system?

Turn the key to unlock your car door, but don’t release it. Hold the key in this position for 20 to 30 seconds. This lets the system know you have the correct key, and it can allow you to bypass the alarm system. Some vehicles recognize the key simply by turning the key back and forth in the door lock key cylinder.

How do you know if your car is in anti-theft mode?

Method 2: Turn the ignition on If the anti-theft system has locked up your engine, you won’t be able to start it. You’ll have to disable it with these steps. Step 1: Check for the anti-theft light. It’s located on your dash and will have a blue or red light.

Is there a fuse for the anti-theft system?

It is usually located on the dashboard by the driver’s door, in front of your left knee. You may find the alarm fuse in this fuse box. If you do not find an alarm fuse inside of the car, look in the fuse box under the hood on the driver’s side. Your car model may or may not have additional fuse boxes.

What should I do if my security light is flashing?

If you find yourself stranded, your engine won’t start, and the security light is flashing, wait ten minutes. The flashing light should go off or illuminate without flashing. When it does, turn the ignition off, wait twenty seconds, and then try to start the engine. If it starts and runs, you should be able to make it home.

Why is the security light on on my truck?

Click to expand… The SECURITY light can be on for two reasons – contents theft and vehicle theft. Make sure all doors are closed – if SECURITY remains on – its probably Passlock. There’s a possible SECURITY related wiring glitch with 98-01 trucks.

Why are my outdoor security lights constantly on?

If it seems like your outdoor security lights are constantly on, it could just be that it’s activating frequently (due to high sensitivity levels) and then staying on for a very long time. What to do: Check your motion light’s duration settings (this setting should be located next to the sensitivity or “range” setting ).

Are all security lights designed with the same settings?

Note: Not all security lights are designed with the same settings. If the following steps aren’t applicable to your lights, have a professional inspect the fixture. If you need professional help, just contact us -we’ll send one right away. Most security lights have a sensitivity setting on the sensor head or under the light fixture.