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When this happens is the theft light on solid or flashing with the key on and or while trying to start?
the theft light is in the instrument cluster and tells you if the computer is correctly reading the key being used. If the system detects an issue it will prevent starting and flash the light when trying to start.
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The chip in the key has no moving parts and rarely is to blame. The transceiver that reads that key code is normally to blame. This post will stay open for 7 days unless rated then it stays open forever.
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