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I had the same problem 6 months ago it would go out after 10 minutes of driving then it perpetually stayed on then one day i went to gas my car up and when i turned the key nothing i thought it was my alarm i thought it was the factory alarm turns out it was the pass through anti theft alarm so after having it towed and an 150 + dollar fix it good as new turns out the wire that conects the leads between the chip on your key and the system itself is thin really thin and sometimes snaps after wear and tear you could either replace the whole thing which is around 400 new set of keys new ignition or just resolder and strengthen the wire

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Q: What causes a security light to light up on a 1997 Camaro and how do you erase it?
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Check the door hood and trunk switches. The security system is telling you that it will not set securely.

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The security is keeping it from starting which is what it is supposed to do.

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What causes the security light to light up and how do you take it off on a 1991 Camaro?

The VATS (Vehicle Anti-Theft System) causes the Security light to go on. If the security light is on (besides for a brief moment when starting the car/turning the key), and you cannot start your car, it has to do with the resistor chip in your key. That's the black rectangular piece of plastic with a metal strip in the middle of it. Camaro ignitions need to match an electrical value to the value of the chip in your key to start the car. I believe there are 15 values ranging in ohms. When the ignition and the chip register the same value, you can start the car. If they don't, then you cannot. When you cannot start the car and the security light is on, that means that the ignition and the chip in the key either do not match or one is not registering. I had this problem in my camaro and had to wire a resistor into the VATS wire to bypass the system....basically, it thinks whatever key I use always has the correct value. Resistors are very cheap and you can do this yourself, I had a guy come out and do it just to make sure everything was right.

How do you start a 2001 Chevy Camaro when security light is on and won't allow vehicle to start?

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What causes a 1995 Chevy camaro 3.4L v6 to shut off while running?

security light blinks car won't start. wait a few minutes and it starts. car does not have any alarms or keyless entry. it does have a chip in key

How do you reset the security light on 1997 Camaro?

unhook the negative cable from battery for 10 minutes. Hook negative back up and turn ignition key to on position. Leave on for atleast 20 minutes or until security light goes off.

Why wont the car start if the security light is blinking on my 1994 Chevrolet camaro z28?

it might be the chip in the key. i know it does it in later model cars.

Why would the security light on a 1994 Camaro Z28 stay on but the car does run.?

My guess is that maybe a relay or fuse has went bad in the electrical system, causing the security light to stay on constantly, therefore leaving a circuit open. This could be draining your battery, which is why your car is dead.

Do Camaro have a low fuel light?

My friend has a 1996 v6 camaro and his car don't have a low fuel light on it. so there is your answer no they do not have one on them. My friend has a 1996 v6 camaro and his car don't have a low fuel light on it. so there is your answer no they do not have one on them.

How do you reset the security light on a 1999 Camaro?

plug your key into ignition turn on dont start just leave it in the on position for 15 min bam u got it

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it means your ignition tumbler is bad. you need to replace it and have the dealership make a replacement key.

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You will need to remove the 1998 Chevy Camaro brake light wiring harness. Remove the brake light retaining screws. Reverse the process to install the new brake light.

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The security module has gotten confused. To correct, disconnect the the hot lead of the battery for about 3 minutes and then reconnect it. This resets the module and the light should not be on until the remote security lock button is pressed.

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