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Car will start up then shut itself off and the anti theft light will flash and it keep doing this. Thank Tony

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    try pressing the unlock button on your remote then starting it

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One of the sensors for the anti-theft is loose or not connected properly hense its shutting down the engine. Any service center should be able to identify it with the help of a computer connected to it....sodeep

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