How do I disable the passive security system in my 2004 Impala?
If you have an Impala, this may have happened to you – you get in the car, turn the key, and nothing happens. The security light on the dashboard flashes and you have to wait ten minutes for the light to stop flashing so you can start the car.
This used to happen very rarely, but lately it’s becoming a common occurrence. Does anyone know how to disable this passive security system?
It’s that infamous “chip” in the key that becomes a nightmare to many. The security light may or may not start flashing. Sometimes it stays on steady. Gradually the car begins not cranking anymore or if it cranks it will start and die in a second. They have been known to shut down cars while driving and create dangerous situations. Randomly it will do this more and more often until it won’t start anymore. VATS, PASSkey and Passlock immobilizer systems are killing cars all over North America, they have a short lifespan and are certainly more effective against owners than thieves. Here is how you save your car
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2nd trick, (if not starting) turn the key forward 2 clicks till right before it would normally start, leave like that for 10 minutes. ( no less ) After 10 minutes, turn key back then forward and your car might start. I did this in my regal for more than a year. If its shutting down while running, I’m sorry I have no quick fix…
1.The chipkey (Black resister chip in key)
3.The TDM (Theft Deterrant Module-Sometimes called the "computer" or "brain") This allows your car to start or continue running depending on your type of system.
Eliminate and bypass entire system with Pro Module on this link. I did it in my car, and it works great. 1 hour installGreat product and way cheaper than fixing.