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My gas gauge and engine temp dose not read, and also my security, battery and low fuel light flashes constantly. The dealership says that I have to have a new PCM which they say costs 1300$!! Oh and that they cant get into my original PCM because its locked. Do I really need to get a new PCM?

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I think you will but get a second opinion

Posted on Feb 07, 2018

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SOURCE: Security flashes, 2 times truck did'nt start

COULD BE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM, BAD IGNITION? I HAVE A CADI BUT GM HAS HAD ALOT OF PROBLEMS WITH ANTI THEFT SYSTEM THAT SHUTS DOWN FUEL IGNITION AND STARTER GOOGLE IT YOU WILL SEE LONG LIST WITH GM GOOD LUCK.

Posted on Apr 13, 2010

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SOURCE: 1999 Silverado message center flashes security,

possible short in ignition switch or cluster panel

Posted on Apr 14, 2010

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It's when the security light starts flashing that the infamous "chip" in the key becomes a nightmare to many. Gradually the car begins not cranking anymore or if it cranks it would start and die in a second. Randomly it will do this more and more often until it won't start anymore. VATS, PASSkey and Passlock immobilizer systems are killing cars all over North America, they have a short lifespan and are certainly more effective against owners than thieves. Here is how you save your car
1st trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year. If its shuting down while running, im sorry i have no quick fix...

Cheap fix: Bypass the chip in your key. Temporary, but effective. Until the TDM (theft deterrent module) in the dash poops out, then you're kinda screwed. I was told that these types of key security systems have a 7-10 year life span. Sucks for us. This link explains the "Key Issue" pretty well.
----- http://vats.likeabigdog.com/


Never worry again fix: Bypass the whole VATS/Passlock/passkey I or passkey II system entirely. Literally take it out, and throw it away. I just did this in my Regal. Took about an hour. Took longer to find the thing than it did to fix the problem. For a list of cars effected by this problem. See the NEWROCKIES link on the right side of their page......... They sell a unit for 200 bucks to totally bypass this system FOREVER. life time-money back and all that. Finally did this in my car. Well worth the 200 if you've looked into getting this replaced... Anywhere from 600-1000 bucks.
----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081
----- With this fix, you can take that whole Vats, passlock, passkey **** system out of your car all together. Good info on both sites

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

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