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Q: My car is on anti-theft mode and I can't turn my car on. I don't have a key for that

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Yes i need to now how to turn off the antitheft so i can drive my car

My car has 160000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hey there. The vehicle has an integrated an...

Hey there. The vehicle has an integrated anti-theft system that can not be turned off or bypassed for a no start. If you lost all the factory keys, then you will need to have new keys made and programmed using a dealer scanner with dealer codes to program the keys. If the dealer cannot make a new key from your VIN number then the ignition key lock cylinder will need to be replaced and the new keys programmed into the vehicles computer to start the vehicle.

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