locked up after battery install

Asked by Bobbie Nov 11, 2019 at 10:12 AM about the 2016 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Replaced the battery on my 2016 Chevy impala. The power comes on and starts but the steering wheel and everything is locked up. I imagine this is a theft deterrent. How do I reset.

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If everything is locked then it will have to be towed to the dealer and have the BCM reflashed as it lost it's base programming when main power was disconnected. Runs a hundred bucks in my area. There is a tool that is used that prevents this from happening, it plugs into the OBD 2 port and keeps the system from crashing during electrical work or battery replacement.

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