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Car wont start and the message displayed is: Starting Disabled Remove Key

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This is part of the anti-theft system
you will need a scan tool to reprogram the key and/or computer

Posted on May 06, 2010

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SOURCE: when i turn the key it says starting disabled remove key

your alarm system was triped and needs to be reset try disconecting battery for 30 mins and reattach and try to start it againg

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

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Read your manual or take it to the dealer. It sounds like it needs reset.....if this is a factory anti theft system, only the installer may be able to help you.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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Refer to Theft Systems Description and Operation in Theft Deterrent

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