Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
This is because your car has gone into immobilisation mode and would not allow the engine to start.A theft prevention system.You either need to reset it from the remote(if it has one) or else hook up to a pc but if you are lucky you won't need it.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Either you may be using a key that you had copied from the original or your chip went bad in your original key. Most of cars now a days have the key censor in the key so if it is the incorrect key it will not start your car or if it does not read that chip it will not start
Posted on Feb 05, 2009
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
Posted on May 28, 2009
I had the same problem with ours...
It ia a faulty ign switch lock (the sensor) > Expensive part >
remove the cover underneath the steering column and locate the thin white flat (3) wire (runs from the ignition key lock down to a connector.
After starting the the car , dis-connect the connector under the dash that the Ign lock goes to , after that the car should start everytime.
You will need to replace the lock assy. if you want to fix this correctly ; I have been using ours for (6) months > no problem except the "Theft System " light stays on -
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
My 2000 cavalier has done this for 6 months. You take your key out then open your door, wait ten minutes and the system resets itself and the car will start-annoying you bet!!!
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
OK, i had this problem with my 99 maxima 6 month ago and i made new key at the dealer (150 $) , and the problem was gone for few months, but 2 months a go the same problem is back and i dont know what to do (the car stars after i try few times) and it drives with the security light on ????
Posted on Feb 05, 2010
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