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How do I disable the anti theft gas cut off in this car...it is driving me nuts.... it's a 1999 malibu. you have to wait 10 minutes for it to reset. I would like to disable it. I really don't want to stick hundreds into it and I could not care if it gets stolen thank you

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No way to disable it, only repair it.

The best person for this repair is a GM dealer....its a common problem on these cars.

Posted on Sep 11, 2009

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