Yes same key but the fob is aftermarket. It has an alarm system. Everything works on it but when u turn the key, it does nothing and anti theft light flashes. I had a locksmith to see if it was the key but it’s not .You are using the key that has been starting the vehicle?
Does the key fob lock/unlock the doors?
The anti theft light you speak of is the factory light on the dash? (instrument cluster light and on top of the dash)
is this an aftermarket alarm or factory?
The reason I asked about the door operation earlier is because the VSM(vehicle security module) is what operates the door locks -- looks like it has power
Yes the anti theft light is on the dash on top.The PATS would activate the light on the dash and the light on the sun load sensor -- was trying to determine if those were the lights or an aftermarket setup was what he is looking at
the sense coil around the key tumbler for the PATS system could be out of place or the chip in the key(rare) could have stopped working, especially if the keys are handled rough
since the door locks operate, it is likely the VSM is working
hmm -- still need to determine if the alarm is factory or aftermarket
Yes the anti theft light is on the dash on top.
The alarm it has is aftermarket. The door locks work , even the key pad on door works. Btw I really appreciate all the help you guys are providing!
no spare key?
does it have remote start ?
finally figured out the problem . The Ecm Is burnt out. Trying to find a replacement. Any suggestions?Put the key in the ignition and turn it to the run position. Theft indicator proves out after 2 seconds and then flashes rapidly. After 15 minutes of flashing, The theft indicator will stop flashing. Within/Before a few minutes (5 I believe), after it has stopped, turn the key off and then back to run.