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1996 Chevrolet Blazer Base 2dr

1996 Chevrolet Blazer
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Rear Wheel Drive, 2 Door
17 mpg city / 22 mpg hwy
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July 14, 2013, 2:34 pm

Ryder C

Question: My factory alarm goes off and can't start cat

When I try to start my car or open te door the car alarm goes off and I can't engage the ignition

July 15, 2013, 6:55 pm

Richard W
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I have not seen a factory alarm on your year that does that. I would make sure it's not a after market alarm. I would look under the dash for a little button. Push it in and turn the key. The alarm should reset. If it is a factory alarm you will need a scan tool to talk to the theft computer. Your code readers you get at the auto parts store will not read the theft computer. So that will have to go into a shop that does computer diagnoses.

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July 15, 2013, 7:03 pm

Ryder C

Thanks appreciate it

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