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Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Classic LS: i had a short in wires

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i had a short in wires on the drivers side of my 2007 chev 3500 duramax it smoked i took it apart and fixed it
now my air bag is saying service and my truck starts and dies after only a few seconds
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** for the question. If I am not online when you return please give me some time to get back to you. Can you tell me which wires had shorted out. Was this the factory wiring harness?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It is a factory harness that shorted it controls the windows doors and drivers seats
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
Where did it short out? In the door or near the parking brake assembly?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Under the carpet next to the door
Im not sure where makes any barring on the fact it was a short I fixed that but now my security has my truck locked out and it runs for 3 seconds and shuts off
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
It depends on the wiring that shorted. It may have blown some fuses or it is possible that it sent a voltage spike through the body control module and it is now failing. Did you already check the fuses?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes I checked all fuses and changed a few
I said it was the wiring to the doors and windows and driver seat
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
Yes, but this wiring also travels to the body control module. Did you unhook the battery when you did the work?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Yes but the shorted wires smoked with the battery hooked up
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Can you tell me how to unlock my security system cause that's the problem im having right now at this point
The truck starts then 3 seconds later it dies and the radio says the truck is locked
And my lock light comes on
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
Here is the reset procedure. If that does not work let me know. This will not unlock the radio though. You will need the unlock code for that.
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(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK.
Important: The vehicle learns the Passlock(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or password ***** 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(TM) Sensor Data Code and/or password.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
That did not work
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
Do you have a computer scan tool?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Got one from auto zone
I delete the error code
It showed ecm power error
Then tried what you told me to Do with no luck
Expert:  BOBBYSS replied 2 years ago.
It sounds like you may have an ECM failure. When you get a short like this it can cause the module to fail. If you have a voltage meter we can run a few tests to see what is going on.