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Chevrolet cavalier 1996 mod.cannot start the car security system light on

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U have to reset the PC car
first step .. try to start the car ,, and sure it will not start and the thefth system light will turuned on
soo keep the switch opened until the thefth system light stop .. it will take 10-15 min
switch it off for 10 seconds
again switch it on but without starting the car .. and wait for 10 min "not less than 10 mins,, if little more no problem" .. do the same thing one more time ..
finally switch it off .. wait for 10 seconds and start the car ..

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