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Service Theft Deterrent System

Old February 13th, 2015, 4:54 PM
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So today when I was leaving for work my truck battery was dead where the key fob couldn't even unlock it, it wouldn't even turn over. After I got it jumped I had a "Service Theft Deterrent System" on the dash. When I got home I shut the truck off and started it again and still got "Service Theft Deterrent System". After about two hours passed I started it again and got no messages on dash and everything appears normal. I have a 2007 Chevy Silverado 5.3 NBS.
Wonder what caused my battery to die and why I got "Service Theft Deterrent System" and what I can do to prevent this in the future
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when the battery slowly goes completely dead modules lose communication with each other. This will set numerous fault codes.


As to why your battery failed; there are many possible causes. How old was it? Having a battery load test and avr test of the charging system, parasitic draw testing might give you some answers.


or....as long no problems re-occur...fagetaboutit!
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