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>>I brought in a car locksmith who hooked into the computer cleared the old key codes and recoded the computer and the keys, but I still have the theft light blinking when you try to start the car. <<
He should have been able to clear, code & "start" vehicle prior to giving you the Keys
If the "THEFT" Light is the only thing flashing (no lights or Horn Honk), then it sounds like you still have an issue with the PATS Unit not recognizing the Key/s
You can try:Be sure Battery is fully chargedClose Hood, Trunk & all Doors.Lock Doors at Driver Door Panel switchLeave vehicle "undisturbed" for apprx 15 minutesUnlock Dorr with KeyTry Starting
ORFind the DARK GREEN/PURPLE (-) wire located at the GEM which is is located ABOVE the DRIVERS KICK PANEL.
The wire will be in 20 Pin Plug, Pin 16.Connect a Grounded wire to the DARK GREEN / PURPLE wireThis will DisArm the Factory Alarm, until the wire is removed
If above does not work, you will need use of Dealer Scan Tool to test the Factory Alarm Unit & PATS Unit
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