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How do I reset the theft system on a 1997 pontiac sunfire.

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How do I reset the theft system on a 1997 pontiac sunfire.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Carhelp4u replied 7 years ago.

Here is how this is to be done. Feel free to contact me with any questions or problems! Good luck!

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Attempt to start the engine, then release the key to ON. The vehicle will not start.
  3. Observe the SECURITY telltale, after approximately 10 minutes the telltale will turn OFF.
  4. Turn OFF the ignition, and wait 5 seconds.
  5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 two more times for a total of 3 cycles/30 minutes. The vehicle is now ready to relearn the passwords on the next ignition switch transition from OFF to CRANK.
  6. Start the engine.
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