Dandy. That means it has the factory anti-theft system. That's good news because if a different Body Computer or Engine Computer are ever needed, any computer from the salvage yard will work. If that new computer doesn't have anti-theft built in, it will learn it from the other computer and become operational as soon as the ignition switch is turned on.
Where this can become a problem, (I saw it once at the dealership and happened to me once on a '95 Intrepid), is a glitch can cause those computers to self-program themselves to have the anti-theft system when it isn't on the car. At that point the engine won't stay running unless BOTH computers are placed at the same time. If only one is replaced first, it will learn that programming from the other one and that can't be undone. That will keep happening as long as only one computer is replaced at a time.
Now that you know this system is on the car, if the battery is disconnected or run dead, it will go to anti-theft mode when it's reconnected. The lights will flash for three minutes but the horn will not sound. Just unlock either front door with the key or remote key fob to turn the theft system off.
Monday, June 27th, 2011 AT 6:09 PM