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97 pontiac sunfire anti theft ligth is on dont turn off or blink

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Can u explain more about the thin wire and jump the teminals on the right?? i dont get it,, the deal with my car is , the anti theft light its no blinking just stay on, thank u so much

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I just had to deal with this headache on a 1998 Pontiac Sunfire. After replacing the alternator, the Anti Theft light came on solid and would not allow me to start the car. I tried the "10 minute" fix... that didnt work. I tried cutting the yellow wire from the Passlock .. that didnt work...

The car simply would not budge.

So here's How i fixed it -
There is the anti-theft relay in the engine bay, in front of the rad. If you're standing in front of the car, looking at the engine, the relay is just slightly right of the center of the car, attached right by the rad. Disconnect the connector. Get a thin wire and jump the terminals on the right (top and bottom). They will spark and fry that terminal of the relay. Plug your connector back in and start it up!

Bingo

Posted on Feb 06, 2011

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    Joshua Renfroe Nov 23, 2012

    what is the rad. i must have picked the wrong relay it still wont stay started

  • dj_bmw Apr 07, 2014

    rad = radiator.

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