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Chevy Cavalier Z24
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How do you deactivate an anti-theft system on my 1996 Chevy cavalier the fuse does not do anything with the theft system light on the car will not start this is factory?

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May 15, 2009 9:14PM

Remove the fuse. smokingallowed say's: Removing the fuse will only erase the memory from the computer,and it will have to relearn what it should know. It will not reset the theft system. Here's how to reset the theft system. Roll the window down,(if power windows,turn the key off again)reach thru the window and try to start the car. When it don't start just leave the key on for around 20 minuets or so. If you dont leave it on long enough you will have to go through this waiting period again, but 20 mins. should do the trick. Then turn the key off for about 30 seconds, then start the car. P.S. Dont do anything electrical,like, push the brakes,open the door,mess with the radio. Just reach through the window to turn the key. I own three z24's... 97'97'99...On 2 of them('97 & '99) the theft system light will flash when it is activated and stop flasing after 20 mins. when it is reset, but the 3rd car('97) theft system light will not flash, just be lit and go off after the car is started.