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1997 skylark.theft system warning lamp on.car will start but…

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1997 skylark.theft system warning...

1997 skylark.theft system warning lamp on.car will start but then dies.codes are,1629,1027,1024. how to test or cheat system

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Buick Mechanic: Pete, Buick Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist with this today.In some cases, I may need more info to assist better.I apologize for any delay.

Unfortunately, on this model, this is one that is difficult to bypass and I am not seeing a procedure on how to do this myself.That is because the theft system runs through the instrument cluster and the instrument cluster actually has a special chip in it to work with the theft system.99% of the time it is the instrument cluster that fails and causes this issue.The repair is to have the cluster chip bypassed by an instrument cluster repair center.GM was aware of the issues this cluster caused and any time one had a security fault they wanted us to remove the cluster and send it in for repair to an authorized repair facility to have the chip bypassed properly.There were no instructions on how they actually did this.

The other option is to locate a used instrument cluster to install to correct this yourself.

If more help is needed, use the reply tab to continue our conversation. If no further assistance is needed, kindly rate my service, your 5-star rating is appreciated ( should be a link to click on here or above).You can rate at any time and we can continue to work on your question as this will not close out your question.Keep in mind in some cases it can be difficult to fully diagnose or help repair your vehicle without seeing it and I work on delivering the best possible answer from what I see to work with.

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