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Chevrolet Captiva Owners Manual: Vehicle Security

This vehicle has theft-deterrent features; however, they do not make the vehicle impossible to steal.

Vehicle Alarm System

The vehicle may have a content theft-deterrent alarm system.

Vehicle Alarm System

The security light is near the center of the instrument panel.

To arm the theft-deterrent system, press   on the RKE transmitter when all doors and the hood, on vehicles equipped with the remote start feature only, are closed. The security light will come on solid for approximately 30 seconds and then flash slowly. If   on the RKE transmitter is pressed a second time, the theft-deterrent system will arm immediately, bypassing the 30-second delay. The content theft-deterrent alarm is not armed until the security light flashes slowly.

If any door, liftgate, or the hood, on vehicles equipped with the remote start feature only, are opened without using the key or pressing on the RKE transmitter, the exterior lamps flash and the horn will sound for about 30 seconds. If   or on the RKE transmitter is not pressed, the alarm sounds and periodically repeats. If the system does not operate as described above, see your dealer for service.

The theft-deterrent system does not arm if you lock the doors with a key.

To avoid setting off the alarm by accident, always unlock a door with the RKE transmitter or a key.

Unlocking a door any other way will set off the alarm if the system has been armed.

If you set off the alarm by accident, turn off the alarm by pressing or   on the RKE transmitter or by placing the key in the ignition and turning it to START.

Testing the Alarm

To test the alarm:

  1. From inside the vehicle, lower the driver window and open the driver door.
  2. Get out of the vehicle, close the door, and activate the system by locking the doors with the RKE transmitter.
  3. Wait for the security light to flash slowly.
  4. Reach in through the window, unlock the door with the manual door lock, and open the door.

    This should set off the alarm.

If the alarm does not sound when it should, but the vehicle's headlamps flash, check to see if the horn works. The horn fuse may be blown.

To replace the fuse, see Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 10-31.

If the alarm does not sound or the vehicle's headlamps do not flash, see your dealer for service.

Immobilizer

See Radio Frequency Statement on page 13-15.

Immobilizer Operation

This vehicle has PASS-Key® III+ (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft-deterrent system.

PASS-Key III+ is a passive theft-deterrent system.

The system is automatically armed when the key is removed from the ignition.

You do not have to manually arm or disarm the system.

The security light comes on if there is a problem with the theft-deterrent system operation.

When the PASS-Key III+ system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it prevents the vehicle from starting. Anyone using a trial-and-error method to start the vehicle will be discouraged because of the high number of electrical key codes.

When trying to start the vehicle if the engine does not start and the security light on the instrument cluster comes on, there may be a problem with the theft-deterrent system. Turn the ignition off and try again.

If the engine still does not start, and the key does not appear to be damaged, wait about five minutes and try another ignition key and check the fuse. See Fuses and Circuit Breakers on page 10-31.

If the engine still does not start with the other key, the vehicle needs service. If the vehicle does start, the first key may be faulty. See your dealer who can service the PASS-Key III+ to have a new key made.

It is possible for the PASS-Key III+ decoder to "learn" the transponder value of a new or replacement key.

Up to 10 keys may be programmed for the vehicle. The following procedure is for programming additional keys only. If all the currently programmed keys are lost or do not operate, you must see your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key III+ to have keys made and programmed to the system.

See your dealer or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key III+ to get a new key blank that is cut exactly as the ignition key that operates the system.

To program the new key:

  1. Verify that the new key has stamped on it.
  2. Insert the already programmed key in the ignition and start the engine. If the engine does not start, see your dealer for service.
  3. After the engine has started, turn the key to LOCK/OFF, and remove the key.
  4. Insert the key to be programmed and turn it to the ON/RUN position within five seconds of the original key being turned to the LOCK/OFF position.

    The security light turns off once the key has been programmed.

  5. Repeat Steps 1-4 if additional keys are to be programmed.

If the PASS-Key III+ key is lost or damaged, see your dealer or a locksmith to have a new key made.

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

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