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1997 Buick LeSabre Question: PASS-Key anti-theft device

 

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Art Allard, Aspen, CO, September 12, 2009, 13:50
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Can't get ignition because mechanic says that the anti-theft device is preventing voltage from reaching the starter. How do I start my car ... I'm stranded at the garage.

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    September 18, 2009, 12:04
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    There is no way to by-pass the pass-key system in your 1997 Buick LeSabre. The only thing you can do is to try starting the car a few times and try using your spare key if you have one. Wait 5 minutes between each time you try and start you car so that the system can reset. If you do get it started drive it directly to the repair shop before you turn if off again. If you can't get it to start you will need to get it towed. Chances are the wires in the steering column have broken at the ignition lock cylinder and the ignition lock cylinder will need to be replaced it that is the case.

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    BestHomes, March 08, 2012, 16:08
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    A shop will charge you approx. $500 to get that fixed. Install a remote start and bypass VATS and start your car from your kitchen in the winter.

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    January 02, 2010, 08:24
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    I was able to bypass the PASS-Key anti-theft device in my 1997 Buick La Saber.

    http://vats.likeabigdog.com/

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    Visitor, December 28, 2010, 08:36

    How did you accomplish this?

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