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1989 Chevy Camaro Security system

How do you reset the factory security system in an 1989 Chevy Camaro? The hazzard lights are blinking and a beeping.

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  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    why wont my 89 camero star the starter is good so is the gas pump new battery there is spark to the sparks good sparks plug
    the ingine tturn but it wont start



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Just take every cord connected to the positive side of the battery off for 10 seconds to allow the alarm to reset, then flip the little switch under the dash so the alarm won't activate again.

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