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How do you deactivate the anti theft system in a 2001 saturn sl2

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There is no switch or "easy fix". The antitheft is tied in very well. Remember its supposed to detour tampering. But here is a link that will help you alot. Alot of info, pictures, and ways to beat this yourself.

Posted on May 08, 2012


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boot switch wire will lead you to alarm unite, un plug wires.

Posted on Jan 18, 2009


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SOURCE: radio locked on 2001 saturn sl2

Press & hold the 2 & 3 buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds; a 2 or 3 digit code will appear, write this # down, press & hold the am/fm button for about 10 seconds: another code will appear, write this # down, then call 1-800-537-5140 and enter 202108 (this is a dealer code - you can use one of the others below, too) followed by the # key, then enter the numbers that you wrote down, followed by the * key.
The call will give you a 3 or 4 digit override code. Write this code down so you have it if you ever need it again. Enter this number into your radio following the instructions in your owners manual.

Note: If you get an override code that starts with 0, you drop the 0 when entering the code into your radio.

If you don't have an owners manual, then press & hold the hour button until the first 2 digits of your code come up, then press & hold the minute button until the last 2 digits show. Then press the am/fm button.
Repeat step #5 twice in a row it will disable the Theftlock and you will see "---". You will then be able to change to a new lock code.

IMPORTANT - Other dealer codes: 139010, 206053 and 620529 - these may be inactive by now; GM will remove them from time to time if they feel that they are "compromised".

Also - there are 2 modes to the TheftLock - "LOC" or "SEC" and "INOP". Once the anti-theft is activated, the radio display will show "LOC" or "SEC" - you then have 8 attempts to enter your code. If after 8 attempts you don't enter the correct code, the display will change to "INOP". It is only at this time that you will need to wait one hour, with the ignition ON; before you can retry. After that - you will have only 3 attempts before the radio enters "INOP" mode again.


Posted on Sep 18, 2009


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SOURCE: need to bypass the passlock system on my 2001 saturn sl2

well easiest way is to tape the old key near the ignition

without key you need to essentially re wire the ignition and under the hood arround the computer controlls and power supply

Posted on Jan 06, 2010


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SOURCE: how can i unlock the anti theft system on my

cycle the key to the on position,30 seconds on. then to the off position for 10 this 3 times. if done correct,this should disable the anti-theft. with no key fab. good luck,let me know your results.

Posted on Mar 22, 2010


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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Saturn SL2 and need to know thelocat...

TCC solenoid is located in the valve body on top of the transmission. Once you have the valve body top removed, the TCC solenoid is the third one from the left.

Hope this helps.

Posted on May 30, 2010

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