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It sounds like you need to perform the learning and the 10 mins is not all of it. Try this.
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).
Observe the SECURITY telltale, after approximately 10 minutes the telltale will turn OFF.
Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds.
Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes ( the vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK).
Important: The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password XXXXX the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.
Start the engine (the vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password).
should the security light blink because it just stays on?
Yes it should blink.
OFten if that is not the case, then the issue is the cluster. The instrument panel cluster with the gauges in it acts as the theft module as well. More often than not, it failes and causes this on these.
In that case then we need to replace the cluster and do a relearn to make it work.
Security will never stop the engine once it has been running for more than a few seconds so if the impact damaged the cluster, or the passlock part if it, then you would not know until the next start up
Well, if the passlock sensor is new and the security light does not flash for a relearn, t hen all that is left is that cluster.
No, it should be the same year or style.
Does the light go out now if you crank, let it stall then wait 10 mins?
This one may not, but see if it goes out as I asked.
I will try it in the morning. Thanks for all your help so far.
The Body Control Module does not work the security in the year, that is newer years.
Yours is controlled by the cluster and I have seen many that are bad causeing this.
I am certain there is a problem in the cluster then.
The Body Control Module does work on the network, but the is not responsible for the theft system, it is the cluster that sends the signal on a tan wire to the engine computer.
Then something else is the issue, either either the wiring is bad or the security is no tthe issue at all.