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Hi I would like to help you out. the anti theft light will always flash slowly when the car is off. (about 1 flash every 2 or 3 seconds) this is normal. If you put the key in and try to crank the engine and the light is flashing rapidly (about 5 times per second) then you have a security issue. The remote programs to the SJB module but has no relation to the PATS (passive anti theft system) so I dont think there is any relation there. The first step to a no crank concern is to go directly to the starter. Verify the large battery cable to it is ok and supplying 12v, then have an assistant hold the key in the crank position. Check the little wire on the starter for a 12v signal. If thats ok as well then you will just need a new starter. If you have differnt test results and require further assitance please reply and I would be glad to help. Thanks
Did You have time to do further testing? What are your results?