What kind of security system does a GM Truck have?
Here is a list of GM vehicles that have VATS, Passkey or Passlock security system built in from the factory. Trucks GMC/Chevy 1998-2006 S10/T10/Sonoma /Blazer/Jimmy 1998-2007 Suburban/Avalanche /Tahoe/Yukon 1998-2010 Sierra/Silverado 2004-2010 Colorado/Canyon 2002-2008 Trailblazer 2003-2006 SSR
What are the problems with the GM PassLock system?
If you decide to bypass your Passlock system, please contact us with the outcome so that we can pass the information along. By far, the most common problem with the VATS system is broken wires in the steering column. These wires connect the ignition lock cylinder to the under-dash wire harness.
When did the GMC Sierra have the most problems?
The model years with the most problems reported were 2004 and 2007, with more than 60 complaints each year, followed by 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2010, with more than 40 each year. Of the 112 problems, five different complaints have been reported 90 or more times.
What to do when your GMC Sierra won’t crank?
Make sure battery has a full charge and battery cables/wires all ok, on both ends, not just at the battery. Make sure tranny is in park or neutral and parking brake is set. With intermittent issues, you have to test when problem is ongoing. I can only help with testing. When starter won’t crank, pull the starter relay in underhood fuse block.
Why is my Chevy Silverado security light not working?
Answer: It depends on what make and model truck you are talking about. It a Chevy 1500 or GMC sierra, you may have a problem with the sensor in the steering column that looks at the key to decide if it is the correct one. If that goes bad, you would need to have the sensor in the column replaced.
Is the PassLock on a Chevy Silverado programmable?
Your Silverado does not have a programmable key, but it does have a Passlock system that can be reprogrammed, but more than likely the sensor itself is bad and that would require replacement of the ignition cylinder housing assembly. Is the dealership my only choice? To get it done correctly, yes, I would recommend taking it to the dealership.
Why does my Silverado turn over but not start?
It will turn over but die as soon as it starts. The red battery light came on because the truck died and the key was still on. That is normal and I doubt you have any charging problems. With it starting and dying out, you have a bigger problem going on. There is probably trouble codes set in the computer which will help out with diagnosis.
Is there a way to bypass GM security system?
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What to do if your GMC wont start?
You may also want to check the fuse (see “Fuses and Circuit Breakers” in the Index). See your dealer for service. Center. See “Roadside Assistance” in the Index. 1.) Attempt to start the car by turning the key to the Start/Run Position. 2.) Observer that the vehicle fails to start and that the security light is illuminated. 3.)
Why does my GMC Yukon have no start?
The anti-theft system may fail causing a no start condition, the security light may illuminate. Our technicians tell us that the ignition switch may need to be replaced to correct this fault. Ready to sell? CarMax buys all kinds of cars RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
What to do if your GMC Yukon security light goes out?
It has happened 2 x in the past 9 months, it reset by putting key in door to open it instead of the key chain unlock. Security light goes on more frequently now. Starts dies instantly. Only way to get started is to leave alone for 24 hours. Have had good luck so far by waiting for the security light to go out before starting.