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2003 ford ranger theft light blinking and won't start

Anti theft light blinks and the truck will not start.

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The anti-theft has been activated and needs to be reset.you may have to get it to a shop that has the tools to do this or go to the dealer to get it done.did you use a key that was cut as a spare and doesn`t have a chip in it.this usually can cause this.also if the wires at the switch break it can activate the anti-theft system.

Posted on Feb 09, 2012

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SOURCE: When anti theft light is blinking the car wont

On a 2003 Chevy Maibu the theft system light comes on and blinks when the system is triggered. The car will not start and the fuel pump cuts out. You must turn key to on and have all doors closed. Keep the key to on for 10 mins til theft light turns solid and then disappears. Then turn key to start and it should fire up.

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passive anti theft wont let me start my 1999 ranger ? how do Ifix it

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SOURCE: anti theft device for 97 ford expedition

you need to call a lock smith guy most of they have the machine to do it. or call arrown to se what shop has a ford scan tool
it has to be a scan tool only to do fords.

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try using a spare key first

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SOURCE: 2001 ford taurus wont start and anti-theft light is blinking

Either you may be using a key that you had copied from the original or your chip went bad in your original key. Most of cars now a days have the key censor in the key so if it is the incorrect key it will not start your car or if it does not read that chip it will not start

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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