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Security system activates and cant start my van for 20 min?

My security light come on and activates about once every couple of months. is there a way to bypass the security system or deactivate it so this does not keep happening to me?

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  • hannokat Jun 18, 2009

    tried that, that just enables the system and you cant start the van.

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Take the fuse out

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