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Chevrolet Equinox Owners Manual: Immobilizer Operation

This vehicle has a passive theft-deterrent system.

The system does not have to be manually armed or disarmed.

The vehicle is automatically immobilized when the vehicle is turned off.

The immobilization system is disarmed when the vehicle is started or the ignition is in ACC/ ACCESSORY and a valid transmitter is present in the vehicle.

Immobilizer Operation

The security light, in the instrument cluster, comes on if there is a problem with arming or disarming the theft-deterrent system.

The system has one or more RKE transmitters matched to an immobilizer control unit in your vehicle. Only a correctly matched RKE transmitter will start the vehicle. If the transmitter is ever damaged, you may not be able to start your vehicle.

When trying to start the vehicle, the security light may come on briefly when the ignition is turned on.

If the engine does not start and the security light stays on, there is a problem with the system. Turn the ignition off and try again.

If the vehicle will not change ignition modes, and the RKE transmitter appears to be undamaged, try another transmitter. Refer to "Starting the Vehicle with a Low Transmitter Battery" in Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation. Or, you may try placing the transmitter in the transmitter pocket located in the center console. A NO REMOTE DETECTED message may display.

If the ignition mode will not change with the other transmitter, your vehicle needs service. If the ignition does change modes, the first transmitter may be faulty. See your dealer who can service the theft-deterrent system and have a new RKE transmitter programmed to the vehicle.

It is possible for the immobilizer system to learn new or replacement RKE transmitters. Up to eight transmitters can be programmed for the vehicle. To program additional transmitters, see "Programming Transmitters to the Vehicle" under Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation.

Do not leave the key or device that disarms or deactivates the theft-deterrent system in the vehicle.

Disarming the Alarm System
To disarm the alarm system or turn off the alarm if it has been activated:  Press on the RKE transmitter.  Start the vehicle. To avoid setting off the alarm by accident: & ...

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