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What causes a security light to light up on a 1997 Camaro and how do you erase it?


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2009-02-14 14:12:02
2009-02-14 14:12:02

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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