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Saturn won't start/ key problems

I lost the keys to my 1997 Saturn SL2. I got a new key and a new remote but couldn't get it to program. When i unlocked the doors the alarm went off for about 15 minutes. The car won't start but all the lights and the horn work and the alarm doesn't go off at all anymore. Do you think it won't start because of the alarm system or do you think something else is wrong with it?

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  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    did you get the correct key? u must read the old key code (small resistive wire embedded in key shaft near top) with an ohm meter and then select the correct key resistance value and then the correct key number, u can't just go get a key cut, if u don't have the orig key then u must replace the ignition lock and have the dealer recode the security system to the new key resistance value.

  • love_polluti
    love_polluti Oct 02, 2012

    how did you get a new key!? i lost my keys to the same car and dont know what to do

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You need to program the system,it's probally in theft deterrent mode & disables the starter.To program your new remote locate the diagnostic connector under the drivers side of dash.To program the new remote Jumper a paper clip between the #4 & #8 terminal you will hear the locks cycle & the trunk will pop.While the terminalsv are jumped hold down lock & Unlock on the remote at the same time until you hear the locks cycle again,remove the jumper wire or paper clip & you should be good.

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Press & hold the 2 & 3 buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds; a 2 or 3 digit code will appear, write this # down, press & hold the am/fm button for about 10 seconds: another code will appear, write this # down, then call 1-800-537-5140 and enter 202108 (this is a dealer code - you can use one of the others below, too) followed by the # key, then enter the numbers that you wrote down, followed by the * key.
The call will give you a 3 or 4 digit override code. Write this code down so you have it if you ever need it again. Enter this number into your radio following the instructions in your owners manual.

Note: If you get an override code that starts with 0, you drop the 0 when entering the code into your radio.

If you don't have an owners manual, then press & hold the hour button until the first 2 digits of your code come up, then press & hold the minute button until the last 2 digits show. Then press the am/fm button.
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IMPORTANT - Other dealer codes: 139010, 206053 and 620529 - these may be inactive by now; GM will remove them from time to time if they feel that they are "compromised".

Also - there are 2 modes to the TheftLock - "LOC" or "SEC" and "INOP". Once the anti-theft is activated, the radio display will show "LOC" or "SEC" - you then have 8 attempts to enter your code. If after 8 attempts you don't enter the correct code, the display will change to "INOP". It is only at this time that you will need to wait one hour, with the ignition ON; before you can retry. After that - you will have only 3 attempts before the radio enters "INOP" mode again.

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