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Can i cut the wires leading from my anti theft device in order to get it to crank

Removing the device is what the dealership said to do so can i just cut the wires leading to it

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Id try to remove the whole device you may cause more problems then you had

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I have 2007 expedition XLT and the interior light blinking all the time what the solution ?

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try locking and unlocking the drivers side door with the key

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SOURCE: Truck won't start something to do with Anti-Theft tried removing positive cqble to reset alarm nothing, possible wire off Anti Theft Unit Truck drove fine parked for one hour and went to leave, the en

not positive but look in owner manual for a fuel pump reset button i had this problem at one time and that fixed it it is usualy under the dash area somewhere on the drivers side or in a kick panel (decorative cover on the side firewalls inside the cab)....good luck i hope this helps!

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un hook battery and wait about an hour or so and use factory key if wont fix dealer has to reset.

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SOURCE: 98 explorer will turn over but not start

Yes you have a problem with the theft system. Have you tried a different key? It has a transponder system.

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