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    messstat May 11, 2010

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What you have to do is shut your door being that its looked then use the key to open the drivers door this will reset your antitheft system.but you have to use the key only not the control on your keychain

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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SOURCE: '97 Cadllac Deville Concours reading "Anti Theft System Problem"

make sure your key is clean try again, if not the system will tell you to wait 3 mins while key is in ignition this will reset the system and dash will tell you to start vehicle, you should be fine after that, common cause dirty key!!!!!!!!

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 ES 300 How to reset anti-theft system when car won't start

With the doors shut, insert the key into the drivers door lock. Lock and unlock the door 5 times. This should reset the system. If that doesn't work you should contact a qualified repair shop.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 VW JETTA anti-theft alarm keeps going off & car won't start

pop the truck and the alarm will disable

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2002 malibu anti theft problem

With the car RUNNING cut the yellow wire to the ignition switch from the group of three wires.
Make sure the car is RUNNING when the wire is cut.
Tape the ends and thats it.....the car will start first time from now on....as long as you don't mind not having anti theft.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a cavalier 1997 and the anti theft system

you will have to take it to the dealer or a shop that does a lot of GM work. without a scanner and codes and service manual, you will not fix it.

Posted on Sep 23, 2009

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