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The anti-theft system, cutting off the fuel system cause it did not recognize my key, started coming on more commonly. Now it just does not turn the engine over. It just makes a click sound when it goes to start. I have already tested the starter and it works just fine. I even pulled out the ignition relay switch and it was just fine as well, other then the anti-theft system keeps coming on. Is it just not registering the key and the anti-theft module needs a key fob? Or is it the ignition? 1996 Grand Am

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Good Evening, your anti-theft is in the ignition. If you go to start the car, then leave the key in the run position when it does not start for about 11- 15mins. Once the security light goes off then turn it off and try starting it. If it does not work you might have to do it a couple more times. What happens is the system relearns your key. Hope that helps,
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I hate to say it, but it sounds like this is a dealer repair, it could be the anti-theft module, ignition switch or the instrument cluster is bad. at any rate a dealer will have to reprogram the system if any of these parts are changed. Now if you don't care about the anti theft system it can be disabled, but the light will remain on at all times. Heres a link

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_do_you_by_pass_the_anti_theft_system_on_a_1996_Grand_AM_SE

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