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The wire to the cigarette lighter got hot and melted some

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The wire to the cigarette lighter got hot and melted some ove the wires in the wiring harness so I took the dash out of the car and 1 by 1 I replaced the wires that were burnt got it back together and the security light is on and the car won't start how do I reset the security system
JA: Have you checked the dashboard control switch? Have you checked the fuses?
Customer: I have checked fuses not sure about the dashboard control switch where is it located
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: Only thing I've done is replaced the burnt wires
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Chevy Mechanic should know about your Chevy?
Customer: The ignition switch is on recall could this be my problem
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 6 months ago.

Hi, I’m Ron and I can help you.
I have been in the auto repair business with my own shops since 1975 and also teach
automotive repair. I am confident we can resolve your problem together. Please
understand that I don't know your skill level. In most cases when you have a problem
with the way the vehicle performs, specialized tooling is required to acquire computer
data/information or engine testing results. We didn’t build these complicated vehicles; we
just diagnose and fix them. Also understand that I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the
vehicle either, so it may take a few replies to get to satisfactory results. I am also going to
direct you with the fastest, easiest and most common things to check first. Please be
patient and permit me to do what I do best.
I also try to give all of the information you may need, expecting a “positive rating” in
return. I will also continue assisting you after you have rated me, if necessary. If there
is any reason I cannot get a positive rating, please let me know why “in advance”, so I
can go another direction for you. I am sorry you’re having this problem; I’ll help you
through it.

I attached the security info for you from GM.

Thanks, Ron