How to use computer chip with Anti-theft

Hi. I'm searching for a way to use my 1988 Firebird TPI without having to install an Anti-theft module. I had to buy a new factory chip and the only one available was with antitheft. Unknown to me, I didn't realize
you had to have this module to even start the car....duh. Can anyone help me out here? If I have to use a factory module, doe's anyone have one?
Thanks
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I thought they didn't start that till 89? I know my '88 doesn't have it.. but I have TBI.. so maybe thats the diff....
-Geno 1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/T-tops (148k and going... getting worried) 1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/T-tops (For sale for $2,200) Still looking for an '82-'84 T/A w/T-tops for parts from one
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+1 my 88 TPI Transam gta doesn't have anti-theft too.
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Do you mean a PROM chip? I can't see that as being obsolete. GM may have superseded it to something else, but it is likely still available.
You have to use the ID stamp on your old one to cross over into what the new service replacement is going to be. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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I got both an '89 PROM and CALPAK here in Canada no problem... and there's not that much different 88-89. (they were shipped up from the US)... (my '89 Firebird was shipped up as well... from Georgia)
Both chips were about $90CDN so that's what.... $1.50USD ea.? LOL!
I'd say look around a bit more.
'89 Firebird Red 2.8L MPFI/5 speed 170k
PS!! Anyone know where a fella could get the MAF work-around chip?? That one they can't find here...

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Why would you eliminate the MAF? Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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Because 2.8L V6's are notorious for getting the wrong signal at the wrong time from the MAF. Why did GM come up with the chip otherwise? :)

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Because most mechanics and DIY'ers can't get to the root of the problem and don't have a clue what they are doing :).
A MAF system works as good as a MAP system if you understand how it works :).
Many of the early MAF's suffered from the hotwire separating and that caused issues. Also, people use cheap air filters which blow into the MAF, insulate it and cause issues. A MAF can often be made to work like new by simply cleaning the contacts and hotwire with electronics spray :).
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going.... '91 S10 Blazer 4.3Z
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Joe:
What you said there is beyound the grasp of most Dealer Pukes. Let alone most privet repair people. Charles
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