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Anti theft THINK i AM STEALING MY CAR

I have a 1996 potiac grand am that will start but then shuts offs. I keep getting a lot of information about turning the key in the on postion for a couple of minutes. I have tried this several times. Car still will not stay started. Is there some way that I can disconnect the anti theft system so that my car can keep running. I dont have the money to take my car to a dealer. If any one could help me figure this out please help.

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Try this.
PASS LOCK RESET GM CARS 1999 UP
1) Put the key in the ignition and turn to the "ON" position. Leave it that way for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the key and take it out. Repeat this process (2) more times (3 times, 30 minutes total) This should reset the passlock system to recognize your key.

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