security light

Asked by laurie410 Feb 05, 2009 at 12:40 AM about the 1998 Pontiac Firebird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my security light came on about a month ago is this a repairable problem

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Absolutely. If the car still starts and runs, then the security system still functioning, at least partially. If the security system completely fails, the car will not start. A good mechanic can connect the car to a scan tool and check the security system for faults. Some private shops do not like to repair security systems, so check first to see if they are capable of performing this repair. If not, the dealer is always another option.

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Success!!! It is in your manual. Syncronize your transmitter with your car by pressing both lock and unlock the transmitter for 8 seconds until the car responds with the interior lights and the door locking. Start the engine and the security light will disappear. Good Luck.

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thanks justin , this inforamtion is quite exhaustive ...

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gpastra That Lock/Unlock trick didn't didn't make the "SECURITY" go away... but it made my radio screen start working again...

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I have a 91 tops 305 tbi firebird The security lights off but starter still feels like bendix is stuck if it was a security issue would it still turn over I need help I get paid 1st of month I’d pay 500 to the one to say it’s idling in driveways ready to drive. I’m in Bloomington Indiana

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