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Anti_Theft System I have a 1998 ford exploror sport..SUV I am wondering how i can go about going around the Anti-Theft and see if it is still engaging WITH OUT using a scanner? Can someone help me with this problem? I had put it on a scanner and it said the Anti Theft is engaged with the Key ON? how can I fix this problem? I need help....

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I am not quite sure what you are trying to do. The anti theft is always engaged as there is chip in the key that must match in order for the vehicle to start. What do you want to accomplish?

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