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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
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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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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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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Will not start
The anti theft system may be engaged causing the no start. Look on the dash to see if the theft light comes on then goes out when turning on the key. I light stays on then theft system is engaged....
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Alarm system has locked ignition.
Here is the procedure I pulled from a nissan forum: IMPORTANT: Before entering programming mode, have in possession all of the transmitters you will be using on the vehicle. Once you program the transmitter, all previous codes will be erased...
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How to shut off the anti theft device in your car?
Hi there. Try removing the negative battery cable (-) on the car battery and leave it off for 13 minutes. Then while the battery cable is off, take your key and put it into the ignition and turn it on....
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HELP! wont start all of the sudden
In order to find out the reason for the crank no start you should first look at theft light on dash and when turn the key to on but not crank and see if theft light comes on and then...
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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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My theft system is keeping my car from starting in my 1994 Cadillac Deville
Hello. If the theft light is coming on then it is causing the vehicle not to start. Most of the time the issue is caused by either the key failing or the key sensor located in the key lock cylinder....
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I have a anti theft system installed in my car where you need to have the key in it before u can start the car.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and make sure that they are tight and clean. If you had replaced your battery, then with an aftermarket alarm, it is best to disable the alarm before hooking up a new battery. This...
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Can i sync a different ignition switch to existing ecu without going to dealer? 2003 Honda Civic
Hello - replacing the ignition switch (equipped with anti-theft) requires a Honda software scan/reset tool to sync the new switch with the rest of the anti-theft system. A Honda service center (dealer or independent) with this tool will be required...
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Immobiliser light flashing engine system failure and engine not starting.
Check the engine management control fuse (3amp) in the fuse box next to the battery. this fuse is only 3 amp and can easily burn out giving the symptoms you have. Also check the fuses in the fuse box below...
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Engine cranks but has trouble starting only when it's cold outside.
When the problem is happening you should turn the key to the run position to see if theft light comes on and then goes out. If the system keeps the theft light on then you most likely have a bad...
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I think the anti-lock security on my car is active and it doesn't start.
Hi there. Look at the anti-theft system on the vehicle and see if the light is flashing. If the light is flashing, then remove the battery cables and leave them off for 13 minutes. While the cables are off, put...
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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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