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Cars will start...security light is on ..gages bounce..warning lights on and off..

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power steering deactivates.. JA: Does the...
Cars will start...security light is on ..gages bounce..warning lights on and off.. power steering deactivates..
JA: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?
Customer: I believe the "lock" light stays solid.. I have unhooked batt then reattached..still does it.
JA: What is the model/year of your Chevy?
Customer: 2006 hhr
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: This has happened before and cured itself after working the ignition several times...not this time...this car had an early history that resulted in the dealership replacing 7 different modules under warranty..still did it..a local Mech. Did a procedure of making sure all grounds were solid and it stopped for several years until about a year ago..and it was cured by working the ignition.
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: I have replaced one of the keys(chipped) and both fobs
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
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What model Chevy and year you have .
Do you have one or two keys for itChad (akaCustomer
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
Sorry I see it is 2006How long you kept battery disconnected 10 minutes at least or less
And did lock and unlock the door with key before attempting to start after u hooked up batteryLet me know
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No for both..outline what I should do please...
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

ok I will send it to you in a few

Master Reset Procedure

1-Disconnect battery ( Both Cables ,The Negative & The Positive Cable )
2-Touch Cables together and hold 20 secs and let go
3-Hold Brake pedal down 10 secs
4-Wait 10 minutes and then Reconnect Battery
5-Close all the doors ,hood & trunk .
6-lock the car with key from driver door ( IF your car is Equipped with a bladeless key then just locked with the keyFob
7- Unlock car & Start your vehicle

if that dont work , we need to scan the bcm( body control module ) and retrieve fault code to see which part in the anti theft alarm system is failing preventing start up

Chad

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
this the lock showing, we have a problem with BCM (body control module) that controls this, at this time it needs a diagnostic scan and retrieve fault codes and let have the codes, there so many possibilities that could be causing this, with out the codes I will be guessing , can you have it scanned and get me the codes ? There will be definetly codes stored in there .Let me know
Chad
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Advance was doing this..its local..I work part time at Adesa auto auction(retired) and they have a scanner but its miles away. Anyway maybe by tomorrow.
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
Adesa I go to one in Charlotte :)
Yes get me those codes let see what is going on
Thanks
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
At Advance..scanner will not come on ...plug has no power...they have seen it before..what would cause this?
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
OBDII plug fuse is blown if the scanner want power up
Check interior fuse box
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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
I sent u a $10 offer if u like a phone call,it showed me u requested one
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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
Pulled the 2 amp fuse for ignition ..pass key..then replaced it..everything went away except for eng light..scan still wont power up .will replace fuse..is it marked diagnostic module?
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

let me see if i can find it for you and send you a picture

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

if this fuse blown , they will be no power on the DLC (DATA LINK CONNECTOR)(OBDII PLUG)

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Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago

Hope I was helpfull to you ,Let me know if you need anything else on it

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
checked the two on the passenger side block related to mods and they were OK...back at work but will check this fuse in the under hood block...thanks for your help..can I check back with you in a day or two???
Chevy Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 1 year ago
sure man , just let me know
I m online daily 10 am till 12 pm , some time might take a little to answer during the day cause I run my shopA positive rating is much apreciatedThis post will stay open for you to come back and ask any follow up question on this issue even after you rate meChad (akaCustomer
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