John wrote at 2013-05-24 03:20:04
This was as easy as changing a flat tire on a spring day. The whole thing is over. Thanks.
A couple of interesting sidelights: the two (2) bcm plugs on this vehicle have removable covers (I was able to easily probe the back side of the plugs without having to pierce the wires). I missed on my first attempt with the resistor, (i.e.,nothing happened). Second attempt, I made sure the resistor contacted the two pins. Immediately, I heard a relay click in the vicinity of the bcm. That's when I knew the deed was done. Additionally, and FYI, this "1998" vehicle is equipped with the "three-strikes-provision" that you referenced in another post(three attempts to start the vehicle while the alarm is armed deactivates the starter motor circuit for awhile). Also, neither the Power Distribution Box (PDB)in the engine compartment, nor the Owners Manual, show a numbering sequence for the fuses in the PDB. However, the owners manual does mention "fuse 28" in the PDB, and shows its location in the PDB. The fuse numbering sequence for the fusebox under the dash is shown in the owners manual.
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