1999 Pontiac Firebird car don't want to turn over

Tiny
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  • 1999 PONTIAC FIREBIRD
Electrical problem
1999 Pontiac Firebird 6 cyl

I have a 1999 pontiac firebird. I got a alarm starter placed in my car when I purchased the vehicle. My alarm starter remote was unprogramed by mistake causing my ignition kill switch to kick in. I reprogramed the alarm remote, but the car is still not cranking. It's not doing anything. How long do I have to wait before the kill switch resets itself, or what else can I do.
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2009 AT 3:16 PM

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Tiny
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Based on what I gather from your message, the starter kill will not reset itself. The only solution would be to have the alarm system removed. You should not have had to purchase a starter kill system for your car becuase all late modle Firebirds come equiped with the Pass Key II anti-theft system. Notice the little black chip on the ignition key? When the key is incerted into the ignition, a sensor reads the code in the chip. If the code is correct, power is allowed to the starter and the vhicle will start. If someone attempts to start the vehicle without the coded chip, the system kills power to the starter for 4 minutes before reseting. Each time an unauthorized start is attemped, the start kill activates. The after market alarm system you purchased appears to work differently. It also could be conflicting with the factory system. Remove the system you purchased and try starting you car. Good Luck.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 5:00 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I didn't try it yet, but you still was very helpful. I had an idea that, it was the alarm or kill switch. Thank you for easing my mind.
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Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 5:16 PM
Tiny
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Today is Febuary 2, 2009 I found out what the problem was, it was the starter. Now its starting perfect.
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Monday, February 2nd, 2009 AT 3:52 PM

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