Theft deterrent system car won't start

Asked by Apr 08, 2019 at 12:03 PM about the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tried to start my car this morning my theft
deterrent light is on I tried to unplug the battery left
key in ignition. Please help.

1 Answer


You just aggravated the problem by disconnecting the battery. Now most likely you will windup at the dealership getting the system re-flashed, you cannot remove main power without hooking up a preset saver tool or computer programming can be compromised.

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