Q: My anti theft system locked me out

asked by on

The alarm keeps going off every time I start it it or open the door

My car has 180000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

It seems like your issue isn’t going to be resolved without the dealership. However, there may be a couple of things we can do to resolve your issue. I will go through a couple of steps and hopefully it will work.

-1. Try using your remote to see if you can lock it and unlock it. If not you need a new battery in your remote.

-2. Disconnect your battery for 10-15 minutes and see if that works.

-3. Find the fuse for your security system and see if it’s bad. If it is you will need to replace it.

I hope this helps and you can get your car running again.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. My anti theft system locked me out

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: My car not starting because there is no fuel pressure,

You'll have to remove the back seat bottom and gain access to cover to the fuel pump. Test the fuel pump's wiring to see if power is getting to the pump, specifically on the blue and black wire. If there...

Q: My car hesitates when accelerating, specially uphill

Hello, thank you for writing in. One of the most common reasons for black smoke and a loss of power is a rich air-fuel mixture. With the check engine light on, have the vehicle scanned for diagnostic codes. This can...

Q: Security lights are on after I just had new keys made 6 weeks ago

Hi, thanks for writing in. It sounds like you might be having issues with your theft module. It is also possible that you could have some sort of wiring issue related to your security system. I would recommend having your...

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...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...