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The car wont start I believe there is a chip in the key and every once in awhile it wont start until I mess with the battery and key in and out of ignition. would like to find out how to resest it

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Key problem ,anti theft transponder

Posted on Oct 21, 2013


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You must get a new ignition at dealer, then your dealer will have to program the key it will never start without that chip..

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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SOURCE: my keys was stolen in robbery to my 1994 delta 88


replacement lock cyldiners come with a blank key for reference only. you need to have your old key read by a dealer parts department for resitance value, (should be for free) then cut the correct vats key....there are 6 different resistances of chips as i recall. if you do not have the original key for car...the vehicle will need to be towed into a dealership (unless they let you borrow the VATS (vehicle anti-theft system) interigator tool .its now antiquated so they might with a deposit. that will read the security module to allow for correct code identification...these are your only 2 choices..i hope this helps you

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Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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By trying to use another key yu triggered the antitheft system which prevents the car from starting. The only solution is to take it to a dealership and have them replace the ignition switch, the key and the module. About $1000.00. Or you can get a bypass system for about half that, maybe less. Check out this website before you do anything.

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