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Anti-theft system will not allow car to start

Anti-theft system will not de-activate and allow car to start

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I just looked at this and it's not fitted with a standard immobiliser.what is the problem your having.by the way this is a link to a free manual for your bike.;0)

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Have you chaged the battery on the remote. And also do you have a valet button under the dash somewhere if you push it for about 15-30 sec. it should reset the alarm. if it fails you might need a whole new alarm system.

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The passive anti-theft system uses radio frequency identification technology to deter a driveaway theft. Passive means that it does not require any activity from the user.
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Your ignition key has a unique imbedded transponder which engages engine electronics and allows the vehicle to be started. Without the use of your special ignition key, the vehicle will not start.

During each vehicle start, the coded key is read by the anti-theft system. If the key’s ID code matches the code in the anti-theft system, the vehicle is enabled to start.

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Also, its possisble that tou have actovated the fuel pump switch.

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My daughter's 1996 grand am has an anti-theft system installed in it and for whatever reason it activated this past sunday and now won't start. how can we de-activate the 'theft sys' permanently? the...


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I had a Dynasty that did the same thing.I had to replace the computer.
The computer activated but was de-activated by 10 key start attempts.
maybe try this as a temporary fix.

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no way around this.the vehicle will not start without proper signal from pats key.if your using the same keys you always use there must be a problem with the passive antitheft system.but if you or someone else have attemped to start the vehicle with a key that is not programed to this vehicle the antitheft will kick in and you might have to have get your vehicle scanned and the keys reprogramed.you could try disconnecting the battery for at least 10 min this will clear the memory,then try to start.if still does not start there is a problem with antitheft.

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