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My anti theft light is on and can't get it off. I have trouble starting my car. How do I get the light off?

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  • mightyglenda Dec 16, 2008

    I have already tried the solutions provided and nothing has helped. Thank you all for the solutions provided.

  • pelon_shorty Jan 17, 2009

    how can i get the theft light of a guy fix the problem and turn the truck on but later the light came on

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  • pelon_shorty Jan 17, 2009

    a lock guy fix and turn the truck on but it happend again

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I have had this happen to me as well. Just push lock and then unlock from the in side of your car after you have done that you should be just fine.

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Replace the ignition cylinder, they key code sensor is defective in it or the anti-theft control module is defective.

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