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How does the anti-theft system work on a 1996 Cavalier?


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2012-08-27 02:22:25
2012-08-27 02:22:25

By killing the water pump and ignition switch. Basically the person who's trying to still it will see a bit of a shock...It would cost you about 1000.00 to have it repaired at the dealership.

WHAT?...That answer makes no sense...The keylock has a resistor on it, that communicates with the body control module intergrated into the Instrument Cluster(speed-o) through a little wire called a data wire. The steering wheel airbag also uses this same data wire to communicate with the body control module. Anyway, the body control mod. tells the computer that the resistance amount was not verified, which in turn, the computer shuts down the fuel injecton system... All that can be done now is the 10 min. waiting period with the key on, waiting for the theft system light to stop flashing and stay lit solid.....I still can't get over that 1st


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