I lost the keys to my 1995 Town Car and had a lock smith make me new one's, I'm thinking he triggered the starter circuit in the anti theft system and now I can't start the car. It ran perfect before I lost the keys?
Well if you are the first owner of the car and or have proof its yours bring it to a lincoln dealer and the will give you a code to reinstate the circuit. but i agree with the other guy i dont believe chips were in the keys untill late 97. did someone enter the door code (if equipped) to many times with the incorect one? let me know.
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I would think you have to have the title to the car available to prove it is yours. Then you will need to get the key ignition switch and door locks changed, or find a lock-smith who might be able to make a set of keys.
Try asking lock-smiths and mechanics is your town.
NOT RESPONDING TO THE STARTER COULD BE THE ANTITHEFT SYSTEM. GET OUT OF THE CAR WITH KEYS IN HAND, CLOSE ALL DOORS AND HOOD TRUNK ETC. LOCK ALL DOORS THEN OPEN DOORS WITH THE KEYPAD OR THE REMOTE AND TRY STARTING CAR
Hi, those can be particularly nasty to diagnose. I had a 96 park avenue-same thing after I hit a deer. OK, some info please. Did you hit anything? Replace a starter or battery? Have a new key made or have very old keys? Replace an ignition lock cylinder or have a problem turning key? Those things can trigger the passlock anti-theft system. Seems your car is in lock-down mode. (It thinks its being stolen.)
Please reply, we'll try and find a solution. Thanks, Mike
try using spare key might be the anti theft system does not recognize this key also if you have a remote car starter use it if it starts this way you have to get a new key but if not you might need a new ignition switch and then dealer has to reprogram the anti theft system. try lock smith key places some can use your vin number to re-cut you a new key much cheaper then the dealer.
yes! sound like the anti-thief system is causing all the troubles. the ignition lock cylinder has two small wire that read the chip on the key and send signal to the computer when you insert the key to the lock cylinder. because it ( the wire ) moves every time you turn the key, after a while the wires will break and cause an open in that circuit.
you need to replace the ignition lock cylinder ( you can repair the wires, but I donot recomment.)
you can either have a lock smith to rekey the lock cylinder to your original key, or you can just take the new key came with the lock then have the lock smith make a copy of the new key with a chip has the same resistor with the old one.