Pontiac Firebird 1967-2002 - Security light is on???
06-26-2011, 09:41 PM
My security light on the gauge cluster is on but the car starts all the time...every time.
I do not have a factory radio anymore.
It takes a few minutes for the radio to come on and the antenna to go up. Does anyone know about this or how to repair it?
06-27-2011, 03:44 AM
i've had that happen on my Camaro i had and my current T/A. never bothered to figure it out, but i'm curious about it as well.
06-28-2011, 07:56 AM
Two people with the same issue....I am sure there are more out there???
Can anyone help us?
07-05-2011, 02:50 AM
its the vatts security system that is making the security light come on. i've had two F-bodies with the security light on and it didn't really do anything as far as starting or driving. i think it might be something in you radio that is causing it to not start for a few minutes i don't think they were related but that's just my opinion being that I've installed 2 or 3 radios in these cars.
07-05-2011, 02:35 PM
I would personally check the solder joints on the BCM, esp. after you said it takes a few mins for the radio/antenna to kick on. The VATS (security) system also runs thru the BCM to send a signal to the PCM. Perhaps the solder is starting to crack/has cracked and is causing your electrical gremlins, I had this problem on mine and it would cause both the radio and power windows to go out. I may be wrong, but hey, it's a start, and honestly the first thing I would check if it were my car.
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