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Wont start do to theft system

Hi have 2001 winstar van v6 eng it wont start do to anti theft system is on how do i turn it off my e mail is ristack@attnet.com

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You can not, the anti-theft circuit can not be bypassed. Your forced to bring it to the dealer.

Posted on May 24, 2009

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