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Security light flashes car cranks but won`t start any way to bypass security .

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    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Tried unlocking both front doors with key? No info on how to disarm it in the owners manual?

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From what i have read, it is design to cut the gas supply so no one can still your car. Mine car wouldn't crank at all with the light blinking. turn the key to the on position and wait 10 minutes. turn it off and try to crank it. it has worked every time on mine. I have also read to cut the LITTLE yellow wire that runs from ignition,but i don't feel comfortable cutting wires even though you can always reattch the wire.

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Turn key on for 10 minutes until light stops flashing then try to crank car over

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----- http://newrockies.ca?ap_id=judd0081
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