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Hi I own A 98 Chevy Malibu, my ignition locked n i had to put a new ignition switch in, well now my cars tellin me Something Theft Service. Im wonder what I need to do? Iv unhooked battery for hours ect still wont allow my car to start,.,

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You need to reset the theft system. To do this, try to start it. It should start and die. Then after it dies and the theft light is flashing, leave the key on for 10 minutes. After 10 min, the theft light should go out. After the theft light goes out, turn off the key. Count to 5, then restart it. Then it should work.

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    Awesome! Thanks. My 2003 Chevy Malibu Theft System light kept coming on, and I could not start my car. Your solution to reset it worked GREAT! Thanks!

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I have 98 chevy malibu, I had a new starter put in and now when I start driving the car the theft system light goes on and then sometimes the theft system light wont go on till i am driving then about 3 mins later it will light up again while driving, also I have tried the locking the door and leaving the key in the ignition for 10 mins and the light still will come on soon after I am driving the car, after i stop and park the car it will start right up? what can I do?

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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    Donna Finney Oct 18, 2013

    I didnt quite understand what I need to do with the problem I am still having with my car..Does this mean I should get a new key or a keyless remote or the problem still is their, so could you please explain what I need to do with my issue with statement I wrote prior.

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