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I have recently bought a pontiac sunfire 96 model. I had to replace the heater core and it was very filthy inside. The battery in the car was no good when I bought it, but you could jump the car and it run just fine. I stripped all the insides out seats, console, carpet and entire dash. Cleaned it all extremely good put back together and put a new battery in. Now the car will start and run a few seconds then the THEFT light begins blinking and kills the car. I have tried almost everything I know to get the theft system reset and nothing has worked. Can anyone tell me how to do this?

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Try this, turn key on, but don't start car, wait 15-20 min, the turn key off, then try to start the car

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