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Ignition switch was replaced with new one and now it still won't start. The anti theft system light was on so that is why we replaced it.Do you have any solutions on how to get it started.

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Its the key release button located under the steering wheel. You can only see it if you take the cover off. Its sticking - had the same problem

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Do you have another key? Try the other key is it a key with the plastic piece built on it? if so there is a chip in it and it may be damaged.
Also try locking all the doors unlock the door with the key this allows the security system to know the correct key is being used. See if it will start if not put the key in the ignition and turn it on (have a battery charger on so the battery will no go dead) leave it on for about two hours and do not turn it off just try to start it from there if it does not work try again turn it off and on again for one hour see the security computer needs to aknowlege the chip in the key.
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SOURCE: anti theft 1997 malibu

most are 4 ohm can be checked by putting a resistor in the wire and if the car starts thats the right resistance if 4 ohm dont try a variety os sizes until it does

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SOURCE: 1994 cadillace anti theft system

I just had this same problem with a '96 . do you have a vats key in your '94? you need to bypass the VATS system. read some of the blogs on this site and it will tell you how to do it. I fixed mine with a $2 resistor from radio shack.

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SOURCE: How can I bypass a anti auto theft system on my 1990 cadillac seville?

I Have A Seville 1990, When That Happen To Me I Got The Inginion
Replaced Problem Solved. What Is Happening Is Your Key Has A Chip And That Chip Is A Resister And When The Valve Is Not Sented To The Computer It Disengages the Fuel Pump And Than Tells You To Wait. Soon All That Will Happen Is You Will Get The Wait 3 Mins And It Will Never Start, A Good Locksmith Can Take Care Of This For You And That Will Save You Some Money. Cause If You Go To The Dealer Ouch They Will Hit You Up. But I Asure This Is How It Will Happen Cause It Is How It Happen To Me
And Sorry There Is No By Passing The Computer

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SOURCE: 1997 toyota 4runner anti theft system prevent ignition. How do we deactivate anti theft system.

you have to call tyota and thet have to send you a new computer

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SOURCE: anti theft device for 1997 ford expedition

try using a spare key first

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