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does anyone know if the theft light on can drain the battery? We dont have the stock alarm remote ... What do i need to do in order to take that light off? It keeps draining the battery and this is the 3rd time we need to jump start it.. anybody? thanks eddie

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Do you have the Pats system, where the keys have a chip in the plastic part of the key. The Pats system lets you put the key in and turn it, the chip is recognized and the vehicle is allowed to start. When the chip is not recognized the anti-theft light flashes and the motor may not crank over or the it will crank but not start. Only other thing I could think of would be the ignition switch and some components with the anti theft system. that might be an expensice fix.

[ August 23, 2010, 10:22 PM: Message edited by: Nastysvt ]

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quote:
Originally posted by Nastysvt:
Do you have the Pats system, where the keys have a chip in the plastic part of the key. The Pats system lets you put the key in and turn it, the chip is recognized and the vehicle is allowed to start. When the chip is not recognized the anti-theft light flashes and the motor may not crank over or the it will crank but not start. Only other thing I could think of would be the ignition switch and some components with the anti theft system. that might be an expensice fix.

but how come when we jump start it and start it it will turn right on? you really think it would be the key/pats system bro?

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