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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.
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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...
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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
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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
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How to Pick an Anti-Theft Device For Your Car
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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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I hear a random multiple beep noise when car is off, locked, and parked it's a neighbor's car just not sure what vehicle
If somebody has an alarm system with a proximity alarm it may be detecting someone or even a cat getting near their car or the sensor is set too sensitive causing even wind to set off a car alarm. ...
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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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1999 chrysler 300 comes on for 6 seconds then turn off
Make sure you do not have any other transponders on key ring with key like a Mobile speed pass. These may interfere with the theft system module. If removing these fix issue then keep them away from car key. If...
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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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2001 Audi will turn over when jumped, but won't start. Beeps 3 times and says "service". Closest Audi dealer 230 miles away.
If the theft system has been activated then you may have to replace the bad battery and after install turn key to on position without cranking it and wait until the theft light goes out after 3 to 5 minutes...
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my car is an 04 honda accord 2.4 ivetec.. when i turn off the car and open the door the headlights and taillights flash on and off
Depending on the type of theft system you have and if it is factory installed will dictate the process to set the system light flash when theft system is activated. You may need to have the computer system program set...
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I think its programmed.
You can go to the dealer and have system reprogrammed with only your keys and lock out any other keys. This way you do not have to replace the key lock cylinder.
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my 2012 ford explorer wont start it say no key detected i got a regular key not no push button start
This can be caused by the key itself is not recognized by the theft system and you may want to try another extra key to see if it works. If extra key does not work then you have a fault...
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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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How can i turn on/off the been while locking/unlocking my hyundai santro GLS
You need to go to display and go into vehicle settings menu and enable horn feedback to on. When you press lock button once it should lock car without horn but if you hit lock button again then should get...
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My truck been sitting for 3 months got new battery cranks wont turn over
If you turn on the key and see the theft light comes on and stays on then you will need to try to disconnect the battery again and wait 10 minutes. Then reconnect battery and turn ignition to on position...
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I just recently had my ignition switch changed on my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix now the car won't start and it triggered the anti the
Any time part of the ignition system or keys have been replaced on a vehicle that has a theft system installed from the factory will require reprograming the new keys to the vehicles theft system.
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How to disable alarm on a 97 acura rl
If you have a factory installed alarm system then you cannot disable it. If you have an aftermarket installed alarm system then it can be removed and connections cut restored to original configuration .
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Car clicked when trying to start it so I changed battery and now it just shuts off when I try to start it
If the vehicle will not start with a good battery then you need to see if the theft system is activated? Try to hold your key FOB next to the push to start button before pressing button to see if...
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2003 gmc envoy ignition got broken from someone and i need to drive it how can i bypass the anti-theft locking system???
The anti theft system is integrated in the engine and body computers and cannot be bypassed. You will need to replace damaged component and if you have original key the system will start with old key held next to new...
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Three warning lights are on - the check engine, battery, and immobilizer, and my car won't start.
The theft light being on will cause the no start. If you have a second key then you need to try it to see if it starts? If not then disconnect the battery for ten minutes with key out of...
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I need an stimate or a posible solution for a problem with a Nissan Sentra 2007 with the codes P1610 and P1614
Both of these codes P1610 and P1614 codes are a problem within the theft system and shows lock and key match improper. This can be if the wrong or not programmed key was used. If you are having a problem...
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My lock indicator light is flashing.it had never done this before.why would it be flashing now?
The theft system is active and may have an issue with the key or the system. You will need to try your second key to see if light goes out? If it still stays lit then you will need to...

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