Car with lock dash light

Asked by Jun 23, 2017 at 08:05 PM about the 2005 Chevrolet Tahoe Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car with the lock light comes on. Also when
the car is dead completely. when it's electrical
issue or security issue. two different things. my
issue was an electrical issue. in the ignition
switch/ electrical clusters of wires. Where moving
them just slightly or moving the ignition switch too,
slightly, causes vehicle and or dash light to go on
off. I'm also getting the battery dash light when I
move or adjust the wiring casing clusters or the
ignition switch. Try tightening adjusting or bringing
to a mechanic that does electrical issues to fix the
wiring in your steering column. This should fix and
help with all kinds of issues. Issues involving the
car being dead completely( seeming for no
reason/from nowhere)__ or the security light__ or
the battery light__ to be on.

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DISCUSSING: CAR COMPLETELY DEAD OUT OF NOWHERE & KEY FOB DOOR LOCK WONT WORK. CAR AND LOCK LIGHT (SECURITY DASH LIGHT). GEAR DISPLAY DASH LIGHT (park reverse neutral). BATTERY DASH LIGHT(red battery). PARASIDIC POWER DRAW/DRAIN. When having an issue with the battery light /the security light /or the car being dead out of nowhere COMPLETELY. it could be an electrical or a security issue (Or key fob issue). Mine was an electrical issue. In the steering column, there are clusters of wires. These wires are incredibly sensitive. They Connect into the ignition switch. which connects to the ignition cylinder. If these wires are tapped pushed pulled or out of place even a hair's breadth, you can have serious issues happn. If you have a FULL LOSS OF POWER in the ENTIRE vehicle where even the key fob door locks WON'T WORK in your vehicle. Or If you experience a starting issue Where have to turn key many times to make start. Or if u see The security (car and a lock)dash light --the battery light in the shift gear light (P R N D 1 2)come on in ur vehicle . If this happens it can cause a parasitic power draw. You need to check your battery output as well as your alternator output, to check for this (AutoZone will do this for free ).You can try fixing this Yourself by adjusting the clusters of wires SLIGHTLY underneath, inside your steering column. Or you can take it to a mechanic that specializes in electrical and have them adjusted correctly. I had just replaced my alternator/my ignition cylinder/ and my ignition switch and my car still died. After that, I wondered why. until I found out that these sensitive cables were right there. the alternator and battery WERE BAD WHEN CHECKED @ AutoZone...probably cuz the constant POWER draw drain. So those DID need to be fixed anyhow. I could not figure out where the parasitic draw was coming from after that. Or why the battery light was on on my Dash.. later, on came the security light too lol. My own car thought I was breaking into it LOL Adjusting the wires correctly and getting the ignition switch in the correct position it made everything all better and I have had no problems with it since .Happy Days.

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