Question about 1998 Chevrolet Malibu
If you replaced the lock cylinder and it came with a new key, and the car has a factory anti-theft system, the new key has to be programed to the anti-theft module. If the new key does not have a small + sign stamped into it, it does not have the transponder built into it and you will need a new key that has the transponder and have it programed. Just cutting a copy of the key is only half the job Usually they will not start at all...that's the whole point of the anti-theft thing. The codes will not reset because the problem has not been fixed. Most locksmiths can do this for about fifty bucks, but not a hardware store that makes keys, or yes...the dreaded Chevy dealer. Your code reader does not have this programing capability.
Posted on Mar 12, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
leave the key on for about 5 to10 min then try to start. Are reset to computer by leaving the key on for 10 min and try to start the vehical.Do this procese 3 time then it shold reset
Posted on Feb 12, 2009
I had a similar problem on a 2001 GM product. The problems all stemmed from a worn out key. Keys are made from softer metals so that they wear out before the expensive cylinder does. Debris had collected in the cylinder preventing ANY key from turning it - corrected that with compressed air. Replaced the key at the dealer by providing the VIN and my ID w/registration - $10.00. Kept the old keys because they still worked for opening the trunk. Try it, I bet your symptoms and fix actions are very similar, at least, I hope so. Regards.
Posted on Apr 14, 2009
this is one way to reset it :
first make sure the battery is fully charged , then do the following:
key in the ignition but do not crank the motor, just leave it at the
ignition mode for ten minutes ,then turn it off POSITION for 5 seconds then REPEAT again 2 more times. at the 3 rd time youre gonna notice the ANTI THEFT light on dash to blink. when doing the last step , remove key , inserted again and turn on motor , good luck , AJ
Posted on May 28, 2009
yr gonna have to get the passlock key and punch it into the radio so u can solve ur problem most chevy dealships can assist you with that.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
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