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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
Each week we compile the best announcements and developments from the world of cars. Here are the topics you can’t miss from July 27 to August 3. Most Stolen Cars List Released most...
How to Remove Wheel Locks
When you have nice, new rims on your car, you won’t be the only one admiring them. Good-looking wheels draw the attention of car aficionados and thieves alike. Wheels are...
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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2001 chevy cavalier doesn't turn on.Changed starter and ignition switch. Alternator is good and battery is good. Any ideas why it
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why the vehicle may not start, and several ways to go about diagnosis. You can start by testing the power available at the starter solenoid to see if power is...
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My car crank for about two seconds than it stops lights in the dash are good and I jus gt a tune up
The problem sounds like the anti-theft system is active. Turn on the key and look at the theft light to see if it stays on or flashes. If it does then try another set of keys or close and lock...
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Hi, Iam Naveen, I own a honda city 2017 new variant with key less entry & button start, the car dosent get re locked unless I lock
Your car does not have the walk away door lock feature. You will have to press your door lock button on remote or door to lock the car. Make sure you do not have any extra remotes or keys in...
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Breaks hard car dont start but sounds like it wants to
You should look on the dash for the theft light illuminated when ignition is turned on? If it is on then you will need to have the theft system diagnosed to see why it is activated. Try another set of...
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Unknown part
There should not be any inline relay on the battery cable. This may be some sort of aftermarket theft system installed and should be removed. I would recommend having a mechanic like one from YourMechanic verify the relay is aftermarket...
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The Esl is locked car won't start
With ignition on look to see if theft light is on or blinking to see if theft system is active. Sometimes another key if you have one will start vehicle if the key FOB is defective.If the battery is dead...
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2004 silverado ac compressor wont engage will not see key is turned on in ignition
You will need to scan the theft system to check for codes and have the key in theft system tested and diagnosed. This may require the factory or equal scanner to diagnose the problem.
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New battery now car won't start but with old battery it did start.
The anti-theft system has been activated and if you turn on the ignition and see the theft light on or blinking then it is active and may need to be scanned using a dealer level or equal scanner that is...
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my 2006 Pontiac torrent wont start
You need to check to see if the theft light is on with key in the on position? If it is then you may need to have the theft system checked and may need to reprogram the system using the...
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2014 venza smart key cranks a second and stops no start
The problem sounds like you are having a problem with the anti theft system that will enable the start circuit so you can crank it. Turn the key to the on position and see if theft light comes on and...
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Ok i change the key battery why is it still saying no key detected
Try to disconnect the battery for ten minutes to reset the theft system and then turn key on and wait for three minutes with key on in the run position to see if theft light goes out and then go...
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My 06 Cadillac CTS display on the boad says 'Service anti-theft system'. Is this something I need to take to a mechanic to check
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing you want to do is scan the vehicle for diagnostic codes. These will tell you what about the anti-theft system is causing issues. From there you will have to decide if...
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I have a 2009 Saturn Vue had to replace the ignition switch inhooked the battery because the car got stuck in the on position I
You will need to first try to turn key to the on position and wait for 5 minutes to see if theft system turns off so the vehicle can then be started? If still will not start then you will...
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Hello my drivers info center is not allowing me to reprogram my fob 06 impala
You cannot access programming mode when the anti theft system is activated. You will need to have the system tested and programmed using a factory or equal scanner with same capabilities as the dealer level scanner.
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How do I turn off the anti theift lock on my 2002 Bonneville sle
The anti-theft system cannot be bypassed. If it could everyone would want to do it. You would need to have the system repaired and programmed to enable the system again.
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bought 95 ford f150 with 3k miles has a aftermarket theft system that is causing it to not start I payed $400 was it a wast of $
Most aftermarket anti-theft systems will just cut the start wire near the ignition switch on the steering column near the bottom. All you need to do is locate where they cut the wire in two and put in alarm wires...
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2013 Hyundai Azera immobilizer indicator came on and now my car won't start.
Hello. You may just need to get a new key for the vehicle. If the computer is no longer recognizing the key then this will occur. I would first have the vehicles battery load tested. If the battery is failing...
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Turn off theft lock Ford Escape 2001
If you still have one of the old programed keys from the other steering column all you have to do is hold it near the ignition when you turn on the key to see if it starts this way. If...
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My 2007 ford explorer will start but cuts off 5 seconds after turning the key
You will need to look on your dash for the theft light coming on and staying on to see if it is the cause of the problem. Try a different key if you have one to see if this works.If...
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my slk230 had flat battery jump started it and hazard lights keep flashing
Hello, thank you for writing in. The anti-theft system has been activated, and it needs to be disarmed. Attempt to disarm the system with your main key and the spare key if needed. If the alarm continues, then you may...

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