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Chevrolet Cavalier, Security System
#11 of 51 Re: 2000 2.2 cavalier anti-theft shutting off car [pissedatmycar]
Jul 16, 2007 (10:00 am)
The problem could be your aftermarket remote start, it has to bypass the security system to start.
Other than remove the remote start and see if it still is a problem, don't what else to tell you. The fix at the dealer is expensive.
#12 of 51 Re: 2000 2.2 cavalier anti-theft shutting off car [gonogo]
Jul 16, 2007 (1:27 pm)
That was our initial thought so we stopped using the aftermarket remote, and it still does it. The aftermarket is relatively new, yr- yr and half and a better brand. Today it wouldnt start even after the 10 minute wait. I referred to some of the messages on here about turning the key back and waiting 11 minutes and repeating 3 times. It seemed to work so far.
#13 of 51 Re: 2000 2.2 cavalier anti-theft shutting off car [pissedatmycar]
Jul 17, 2007 (7:43 am)
Not using it and removing the remote start from the car is not the same. When an aftermarket remote is installed they have to modify the factory security system, that maybe where your problem lies.
#14 of 51 Re: Re [gonogo]
Dec 27, 2007 (9:05 am)
Just wanted to chime in to say how helpful this was. Same thing happened to me just now, and shifting into neutral worked just fine, no wire cutting necessary.Thanks!
#15 of 51 01 cavalier won't turn over
Apr 05, 2008 (8:33 am)
when i try to start my cavalier it won't do anything.all the lights go off but it won't even turn over to attempt to start.i am assuming that it has something to do with the anti theft system but i tried to reset it by turning the key on leaving it on for 11 mins and turning it off for three times but nothing.i am lost at this point.when i turn the ignition on the anti theft light goes off though before i try to start it.can anyone help please??
#16 of 51 Re: 01 cavalier won't turn over [kkodal]
Apr 06, 2008 (8:24 am)
With a security problem it will start and in 2 seconds stop. You could have a bad battery, starter, starter relay, ignition switch or poor connection. You need to know how to trouble shoot to narrow it down.
#17 of 51 Re: 01 cavalier won't turn over [gonogo]
Apr 06, 2008 (8:39 am)
how would i find the starter relay?
#18 of 51 Re: 01 cavalier won't turn over [kkodal]
Apr 07, 2008 (8:40 am)
Well thatís not easy. The 2001 with a certain S/Nís did not come from the factory with a starter relay. There is a recall on 2001 in the serial range, it will be installed for free and if the ignition switch is bad it will be replaced for free.
Now was yours done, from the small purple wire from the starter relay there will be a splice and the wire will go up to radiator support to the relay.
Here is the serial range listed. 17100001 to 17370764 another range 1S100001 to 1S219421
#19 of 51 Re: 01 cavalier won't turn over [gonogo]
Apr 07, 2008 (2:32 pm)
i could not see any relay and i am not sure if that update was done on mine but how would i find the serial number on the vehicle for this recall?thanks
#20 of 51 Re: 01 cavalier won't turn over [kkodal]
Apr 08, 2008 (8:16 am)
2 ways, open driver door, the decal will be right there on end of the door.
Out side look at the bottom of the windshield driver side, there will be the VIN plate.