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2001 Saturn .problem with anti theft protection

When I shut my car off for just a short while it won't start unless I leave it for about a half hour, then the security light flashes ..My mechanic tried a few things, charged me a hundred and fifty dollars,then told me there was nothing he could do!!!!! Please help before I spend any more money!!!! Any Ideas???Thank you!!!

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If this product is factory fitted then you should be able to contact the manufacturer and obtain the schematic instructions for shortening the time yourself. it is quite an easy proceedure usually involving turning keys while pressing buttons on your dashboard.

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