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Put new ignition switch in starts for two sec then dies anti theft light will sometimes blink like it should or it blink ten times then stays on the wider color for it is black white and like a tan

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Ignition switch ? The key lock cylinder or the electrical part ? Did you change key ? Program key ? What make , model and year vehicle ? Wires for what ?

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Put a new ignition switch in 1999 cab the anti theft comes on sometimes it blink for full 10 min but most of time it stays on


have the vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes . Light on , there are codes stored .

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I changed the starter with new as old one was not turning. After replacing new starter my truck does not crank and start, Please help me to start my Truck. Anti theft light is blinking all the time.


You solved your own problem.
The anti-theft system is probably keeping it from starting.
Get the system checked out and you may find the problem is the chip in the key.

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2001 Chevy Malibu. anti theft is disable. Car has been fine. Now you try to start vehicle and it starts right up. Next time you try to start vehicle does nothing. You immediately try to start again


Two issues with this. First and most likely is the wiring going to the ignition switch. three wires( yellow, black and white) that go to the ignition module ( Ignition module is the second issue) They break, usually close to the plug. No one I have found sells them. you have to pull the ignition out. Go to a junk yard. To get the lock set out you have to have the key set to run. there is a square hole , you have to insert a pin in it to remove the lockset. Then you can remove the wiring plug. Get as much wire as you can ( get the lockset also, incase you need it). splice them together (soldering is best). try it before you put it back together. If it doesn't work. Put the lockset in. Do a relearn. Ten minutes with the key on, thirty seconds off. Do it three times. Then try to start. Have battery charger on it. If it goes below 5 volts, you have to do it all over again.

Sep 30, 2014 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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HOW TO BYPASS THE ANTI THEFT SYSTEM IN A CHEVY CAVALIER


Does your system have a resistor pellet in the key?

Apr 09, 2013 | 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier

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The car wont start, the brake pedal is locked like the anti-theft is active, the anti theft light is flashing when the keys are in the ignition. when i try to turn it on it doesnt turn over, just makes...


TRY REPROGRAM KEY .PUT KEY IN IGNITION SWITCH TURN IGNITION SWITCH ON POSITION 20 SECONDS DONT START ENGINE WAIT 20 SECONDS TURN OFF SWITCH THEN TURN SWITCH BACK ON 20 SECONDS WATCH THE THEFT SECURITY LIGHT BLINKING.WHEN THEFT STOP BLINKING VECHICLE WILL CRANK.IF LIGHT STILL BLINKING.TRY FEW MORE TIMES KEY IN SWITCH ON POSITION FOR 20 SECONDS.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE CORRECT CAR KEYS IN SWITCH IF NOT WRONG SET OF CAR KEYS WILL SET OFF THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM.IF KEY RESETTING TRICK DONT WORK.CHECK BATTERY POWER MAKE SURE YOUR BATTERY HAS 12.5 VOLTS AND CHECK SECURITY THEFT FUSE.IF ALL LOOKS GOOD YOUR SECURITY HAS TO BE CHECKED OUT AT THE DEALERSHIP.

Oct 08, 2010 | 2006 Ford Fusion

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Dont know how to reset or bypass gm theft system car is not starting .It tries and quits.


this is one way to reset it :
first make sure the battery is fully charged , then do the following:
key in the ignition but do not crank the motor, just leave it at the
ignition mode for ten minutes ,then turn it off POSITION for 5 seconds then REPEAT again 2 more times. at the 3 rd time youre gonna notice the ANTI THEFT light on dash to blink. when doing the last step , remove key , inserted again and turn on motor , good luck , AJ

May 28, 2009 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

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1997 pontiac won't stay on


i had the same prob. w my 97 grand am. i bought a new ignition switch and installed it...after installing you have to reset the theft system. all you have to do to reset is turn the key far enough for it to bump the motor over then leave the key in the run position for about ten to twenty minutes...might hook bat. to charger cause if it dies in process you have to start all over...the theft light will either blink then stay on or go out completly....

Jul 10, 2008 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

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04 chevy malibu


If the light has not stop blinking when you wait ten minutes then it is not going to crank. My does it a lot but after 10 minutes the light has stopped blinking. I think that the ignition switch needs replacing or maybe just the key is worn out. I think when anybody goes to fix this GM problem it is a guessing game.

Jul 09, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Malibu

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