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"starting disabled theft problem"

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Ok so I have the 2005 3.6l sts I got my new engine in today and it says "starting disabled theft problem" I have tried everything I seen on this site about disabling it. As far as putting the key in the door, pressing the button on the FOB...none of those are working. The FOBs do lock and unlock the doors, radio and everything works it just wont start for me and the message wont go away. UGH I really just want her back on the road lol. How do I fully/completely reset this system. Any help or Advise is need. Thanks ALL.
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Keep us posted on what you find out. It's interesting that changing the engine caused that. Just guessing, but it might be a VIN stored in a module is incorrect and doesn't match the real VIN.
So King, just curious, what do you think triggered the need to do that?

Any idea what other things would cause it? Is the feature to deter the theft of modules like the ECM? Would that really work if the info for the procedure is out there?
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