Truck starts for 15 seconds then dies every time

Asked by Jul 18, 2015 at 10:10 PM about the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 3 Dr LT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I put a new ignition switch in,new fuel pump,new fuel filter and tried to put a radio in that i
got out of pull a part.Now it cranks and dies,will not stay cranked.In upper right corner
ofgauge panel there is a blinking security light.I tried the resetting process but it came
back on.What else

7 Answers


Did all of this start before or after you installed the radio ?

After trying to get radio playing.Found out i needed vin number to radio not just reciept.So,i threw radio away and this is what its doing


Do you think maybe the power wire to the radio was connected to a wrong wire to the vehicle? May have blown the ignition fuse or some other fuse that effects the starting.

I checked every fuse.It fires for 5 seconds or so,then dies.Turn key off and do it again with same results


Remove the positive terminal from battery for 10 seconds then reconnect may reset computer.

tried that.Did not work,but was hoping it would

Taking computer to have it flashed by dealer to see if that clears it up

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