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The pass lock sensor on a 97 acheiva

I priceist A 97 acheive for 100 dollers to race in. The person said that the car ran fine untill it just died. Called some of my friends they looked at it and say that the passlock sensor was active. My question is can I bypass this.Because the sensor is 341.00 dollers and i'm just going to tear up this car racing. I would rather not spend that money on just starting it when I could use it somewhere else.Could you telll me how to By pass this sensor please. Thank you

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You can bypass the security system entirely. There is a great write-up here That was the only way to save my Park Avenue.

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