Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I arm and disarm the immobilizer?

asked by on

How do I arm and disarm the immobilizer?

The immobilizer is a key safety feature that helps keep your vehicle from being stolen. The immobilizer makes it so that your vehicle cannot be started unless a key is in the ignition. You cannot manually arm or disarm the immobilizer; the system will automatically arm when you remove the key from the ignition, and disarm when you put the key back in the ignition.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I turn on the reading lamps?

Your vehicle has two reading lamps: one for the driver, and one for the passenger. Both are located in the overhead console, next to each other. To turn on either of the reading lamps, press the button next to the...

Q: In a 2012 Mazda2 is it possible to add auto light control, and what parts are needed?

It's possible, but it wouldn't be cheap or easy. The automatic headlight system in this model vehicle uses a light/rain sensor. The information from the is sensor is then sent to the body control module, which directly controls the headlamp...

Q: Engine clanking when starting

Hello. Most of the lights will flash or come on when the car is started. It is the manufacturers way of allowing the owner to easily determine if the bulbs are working properly. If the lights remain on after a...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.