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How to Shut Off the Anti-Theft Device in Your Car
Dead batteries and damaged immobilizer chips can cause anti-theft devices to stop working properly. Here are three ways to shut off your car alarm.
How to Keep Your Vehicle Safe From Theft
With over a million cars stolen each year in the US, vehicle theft has become a concern for vehicle owners. Fortunately, you can increase the chances of keeping your vehicle...
How to Choose a LoJack System For Your Car
LoJack is the trade name for a radio transmitter technology system that allows vehicles to be tracked if they have been moved unwantedly, or have been stolen. LoJack’s...
How to Keep Your Car Safe When It’s Parked
It’s reasonable to worry about your car when you park it in a foreign place, especially if that place doesn’t seem particularly friendly. Sometimes the thought...
How to Report a Vehicle Break-In
Having someone go through the contents of your car and take your personal belongings is a huge violation of your privacy. The act of breaking into...
How to Decide Which Car Tracking System to Buy
There are vehicles for every kind of purpose, whether it’s for personal use or business. Sometimes, you may need to know where a your vehicle is. It can be...
How to Pick an Alarm For Your Car
Your vehicle is an important part of your everyday life. It is important to protect your vehicle from damage and burglary using a car alarm. A car alarm is an...
How to Unlock a Chevrolet Theftlock Radio
Theftlock is a theft prevention system designed into GM-brand radios starting in the mid-1990’s. This system is designed to lock the radio from use in the event of a loss of power,...
How to Reset a Car Alarm
A car alarm that is not working at all or not working properly can be extremely annoying to you and your neighbors. It may also put your...
What to Do if Your Car Has Been Stolen
Many people have experienced that momentary jolt of fear after exiting a business and not seeing their vehicle. The first thought that comes to mind is that your vehicle has been stolen,...
How to Pick an Anti-Theft Device For Your Car
Depending on where you live, an anti-theft device may give you added peace of mind about the security of your car. It may also lower your car insurance rates, which is an added...
How to Prevent Having Your Car Stolen
Protecting your vehicle from auto thieves can save you the hassle of trying to recover a stolen car or from having to buy another to replace it. You can choose...
5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car's Anti-Theft Device
Your car’s anti-theft device is installed in an effort to help protect your investment from thieves. Most cars today include a variety of these devices and systems that not only protect the car,...
How to Use GhosTrack as a Vehicle Tracking Application
The GhosTrack application allows you to track a variety of important things in your life, including your children and your vehicle. The app can help prevent theft by allowing you to...
How to Prevent Having Your Car Broken Into
Aside from having your car stolen, having someone break into your car is perhaps one of the most violating things that can happen to your vehicle. Just knowing that...
How to Install a Car Alarm
Whether you just bought a used vehicle without an alarm or just decided to opt for the extra security, installing an alarm system into your car is never a bad...
Top Automotive News & Stories: July 27-August 3
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How to Remove Wheel Locks
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5 Essential Things to Know About Car Alarms
Car alarms are an essential tool for keeping your vehicle safe from thieves. However, making sure you understand the options available can make a huge difference in how effective it is. Below, you’ll find...

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Just replaced my fuel pump but its not getting any power tested fuel pump relay and fuel fuse both good tested the wires all good.
You need to look at the theft light on dash to make sure it comes on and goes off when you turn the key to the on position. If light comes on and stays on then your theft system is...
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Anti theft system won't let me use my car
You will need to try a different key. If the second key works then you need to replace the key that did not work. If the theft system still will not allow the engine to start then you need to...
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I am attempting to install a Viper 4105V remote start system
Most of the time these ant theft systems are generic in nature and do not give a good identified wire diagram to work on any vehicle. With the advent of computer control lighting and lock modules on vehicles made within...
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Why does my security light blink rapidly when I try starting my 2004 Ford Explorer
Hello. If the theft light is blinking when you try starting your vehicle, and it does not start then typically it is a programming issue. It is possible that what occurred with the shifter may have caused a voltage loss....
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Can not get anti theft to turn off on my car
The first thing to do is remove the installed lock to see if the lock is seized or the latch is broken and needs replaced. If after the lock and latch is fixed then recheck the theft system to see...
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Unlock door go to start it with key and alarm goes off lights are flashing and won't start
You may have a bad switch for the theft system in the left door and did not turn off the theft system when you turned the key. Try to get out and lock the doors. Then turn the lock to...
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Alarm or horn won't stop blowing .
You have had a failure in the anti theft system and would need to have the system scanned for codes to see if a component has failed in the system or the theft module has failed. The module is most...
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My security light doesn't work, nor do my radio in my 2001 Chevy Malibu
Hello. You may have two different issues going on here. If the security light is not coming on at all then you may have a problem with the bulb or with the body control module. If the vehicle is actually...
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What's causing the truck not to start i cut the anti theft wire while installing my radio
The anti theft system cannot be disabled on this vehicle. If you cut the wire for the system it should be restored to normal if you reconnect it using a good quality connection. If system is still activated after reconnecting...
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Theft light cant start car
The theft system on you car requires the key to be a programmed key to turn off the theft system so you can start the car. If you have the original key then disconnect the battery and connect the cables...
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Can the alarm system stop the car from running
Yes it can on most newer vehicles made in the last 10 or 15 years. Each manufacturer uses the anti theft system in different ways. Some will not let it crank the starter, not turn on the fuel pump or...
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Car cranks but wont start
You did not list a vehicle in your question so this answer is general in nature. There have been many complaints when the batteries are replaced and then the vehicle will crank and no start due to the theft system...
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It starts but only stay started for 2 seconds and there is a security light on the right
You should try to lock all the doors and then use the key to lock the drivers door last and then wait for two minutes and then using the key unlock the drivers door. Then get in and turn the...
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Hi my car wont start I read it could be the starter or a wiring loose or could be the battery
Without further starter circuit tests to see if the complete circuit is operational and the theft system is not activated. The theft system will not let the starter relay operate if the key is not disabling the PATS system. Have...
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What would cause my security light to come on in my 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Hello. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the key sensor located inside of the key lock cylinder. Either the sensor itself fails or the wiring from the sensor located in the steering column fails. Most...
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Ignition switch
If you replaced the ignition key switch and now have new keys then you need to have the new keys programmed. If you still have an old key that is programmed then all you need to do is hold that...
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Anti-theft device for ignition will not allow the engine to run, and the security light is on.
Hi there. You could remove the battery cables for 13 minutes and then put them back on. This will clear out the computer and have it relearn itself. Now if the light still comes on, then the security controller will...
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Need to reset or bypass the anti-theft system. Everything works just won't start.
Hi there. Try removing the battery cable for 13 minutes and operating everything in the car with the battery disconnected. Then when the battery is connected, reprogram the key fob remote to the vehicle and unlock and lock the drive...
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My car won't start sometimes It makes a clicking noise but when i disconnect and reconnect the battey it starts
It is very likely that your battery cables might be corroded or loose; requiring replacement. Anytime you remove the cables and it starts up; it's typically because the battery cables are loose or damaged. I'd recommend replacing the cables first;...
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Car will not crank lights come on
The anti theft system uses the key to disable the theft system and if the key or the ignition switch sensor is not disabling the system so you can start the vehicle you will need to scan the theft system...

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