First post here, did a bit of googling and couldn’t find much on a “Service Theft Deterrent System” issue WITH a start condition. I recently bought an auction truck that was indeed stolen, then recovered. From what I can tell, since the truck has been in my possession, it seems that the ignition cylinder and key has been replaced, the driver’s lock is damaged beyond use, and the HMI control module bypass module was missing (it has since been replaced). Everything else looks untouched and and uncut. The truck complains about servicing the theft deterrent system in the center screen gauge cluster screen, but the actual orange lock icon light in the cluster has never illuminated. The truck starts fine, sometimes delayed, and drives around the block. I have unhooked the battery for up to half an hour, tried the key relearn process (three ten minute on positions) and I still get the theft decent system message.
What else could I be missing here?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.