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Old 03-16-2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Theft Deterrent malfunction?

My 97 SC2 just refused to start this morning. It was as if the gearshift was in drive, but it wasn't. Not sure if it's related, but at the same time I noticed the keyless entry remote no longer worked, and the 'unlock' button on the driver's door only unlocks the passenger door, not the drivers side.

My mechanic claimed the starter was faulty and replaced it, but the problem immediately recurred before I could get it off his lot. Now I wonder if the starter may have been good all along and the problem may have been a fault in the factory theft deterrent system, and perhaps the machanic reset the computer unknowingly by disconnecting the battery while swapping out the starter. Then when I attempted to use the keyless remote again it the computer tripped again?

Is this plausable? Personally I've always thought the saturn theft deterrent system was nothing but a ticking bomb, just waiting to strand me somewhere when the lithium battery in the remote gives out. I'd prefer a way to disable the system all together.

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:37 PM   #2
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Personally I've always thought the saturn theft deterrent system was nothing but a ticking bomb, just waiting to strand me somewhere when the lithium battery in the remote gives out. I'd prefer a way to disable the system all together.
Don't use your RKE. You won't arm anything then, and won't have any problems.

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:37 PM   #3
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I don't think the ANti theft system is in anyway connected to your starter...

Then again my expertise is with the 1991-95 cars so I'll let someone else work on this.

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Old 03-16-2005, 07:41 PM   #4
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I don't think the ANti theft system is in anyway connected to your starter...

Then again my expertise is with the 1991-95 cars so I'll let someone else work on this.
Come to think of it, I don't think I've heard of a Saturn arming to that point either.... hmmmm... maybe disregard my first post on this?

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