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This is a discussion on Security light within the Computer & Tuning forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I've searched for a simple answer to why my Security light on, but I don't think I've found one. Sorry ...

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    Security light

    I've searched for a simple answer to why my Security light on, but I don't think I've found one. Sorry if this is repetitive and the simple answer is out there somewhere, but my light came on Friday and other than it being on, there have been no issues. Did I just hit a wrong button or something? I see threads about VATS and BCM, etc, and it's way too confusing for little ol' me!

    Can someone give me a basic idea of what might be wrong and what I can tell my mechanic if I have to take it to him?


    THANK YOU!!

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    did the car started while the light was on?

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    Yes, have had no issues with starting. I've driven it every day, no problems. Nothing different except light is on.

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    i remember seen a thread about this. i'll see if i can find it. i am sure other will shine in to help.

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    Awesome, thank you!

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    it has good information and there is other link to fix the problem.

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    My security light has been on for about a year.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    My security light has been on for about a year.

    I guess that's also what I need to know - is it ok if it's on and doesn't affect anything??

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    here's the fix:
    How to Bypass your VATS


    it will eventually cause a no start condition at some point most likely. The fix will cost $3-5 and take you 30 minutes to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSTZ TA View Post
    I guess that's also what I need to know - is it ok if it's on and doesn't affect anything??
    My car is no where near a d/d so I really never cared. It always starts and the key I use is clean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    My car is no where near a d/d so I really never cared. It always starts and the key I use is clean.
    It's not a daily driver either, just in good weather, but I certainly don't want to be stranded anywhere. If I try the other key, would that possibly make it go off (if this one is dirty)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSTZ TA View Post
    It's not a daily driver either, just in good weather, but I certainly don't want to be stranded anywhere. If I try the other key, would that possibly make it go off (if this one is dirty)?
    It hasn't for me. I have 3 sets of keys for the car. I have tried all three. Every once in awhile the light goes off but its rare.

    Reading about the VATS bypass I am going to do it. For the 30 minutes of my time its a good peace of mind.

    Now where the hell did I put my multimeter.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Sweet View Post
    It hasn't for me. I have 3 sets of keys for the car. I have tried all three. Every once in awhile the light goes off but its rare.

    Reading about the VATS bypass I am going to do it. For the 30 minutes of my time its a good peace of mind.

    Now where the hell did I put my multimeter.......
    take a spin by my shop if you can't find yours...

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    Ok, so both of my keys read 7.5... now what?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSTZ TA View Post
    Ok, so both of my keys read 7.5... now what?!
    Bypass it, looks like pelet #13. http://shbox.com/1/4th_gen_tech2.html#pass_key

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    Bypass it, looks like pelet #13. http://shbox.com/1/4th_gen_tech2.html#pass_key
    So does that mean my alarm won't work? Would a new key reset?

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    so whats the fix

    so do i need to get a new ignition switch and keys to get my secuirty light turned of? the guy i bought the car from said its been on for three years. he had the dash and gauges and cumputers replaces about 3 years ago. thats when the light came on. the car fired up and has been doing so for three years.

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    If you do the bypass you won't have to get the new ignition switch, from what I understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSTZ TA View Post
    If you do the bypass you won't have to get the new ignition switch, from what I understand.
    right but I'd rather just have it fixed right. My security light turns off when i turn my car off so i dont need to worry about my battery draining. and it starts just fine. So i guess i need a new ignition switch and keys right?

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