2001 Chevy Impala Theft Relearn. Security Light Flashes on and off. Car wont start. Repair done prior = The ignition cylinder will turn but the engine wont start. I have seen there is a procedure to re-learn the theft system. How do i relearn codes so car will run.
The ignition was changed to allow the key to turn. Now it turns but will not start up and the Security Light Flashes. Looking for step by step instruction on how to reset the Security Codes which will allow the car to start. No other problems just the security wont let the car start up.

Answer: Thank you for the tip/donation. Here is the procedure you requested.....

Chevy Impala

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON (vehicle will not start).
  3. Observe the SECURITY telltale, after approximately 10 minutes the telltale will turn OFF.
  4. Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes (the vehicle is now ready to relearn the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or passwords on the next ignition cycle.

Important: The vehicle learns the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK. You must turn the ignition OFF before attempting to start the vehicle.

Start the engine (the vehicle has now learned the Passlock Sensor Data Code and/or password). With a scan tool, clear any DTCs if needed (history DTCs will self clear after 100 ignition cycles). Be sure to have a battery charger on the car, as this 30 minute procedure may drain the battery to a point were it will effect the programming- or cause a dead battery.

The other way is to have a dealer scanner re-program the system.

2001 Chevy Impala. My Impala wont start. When i turn the key, it starts and dies, then wont restart. The security light is on also. What can i do.

Welcome. This sounds like a very common problem with the ignition lock cylinder. The security data is sent from the cylinder, to the BCM (body control module). You should have the system scanned to be sure. Probable codes b2958, b2960. Or p2958, p2960. After replacement of the ignition lock cylinder, you will also have to re-learn the security system. Hope this was helpful.

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