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Won't start Found out every 3 or 4 months the anti-theft system goes weird and car will not start. Also found out if you turn key to acc and let security light blink for about 10 or 15 min or until it stops, the car will start like nothing had happened. Which is what happened to me. A bug in the system I guess. Is there any way to turn off the anti-theft on this car.?

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  • rmcturnan Jun 02, 2009

    Appreciate it. Guess I'll just put up with it now that I know what to look for.
    Thx
    William


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No theres not and this is a common problem with gm. and if you are going to get it looked at question the dealership or shop about the scanner they have" tehc 2" and ask if the tech has worked on grand ams with this problem before . you dont need anyone that hasnt . I have done alot of them and they are exspensive.

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