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The 2003 ford windstar tries to start without key

The 2003 ford windstar tries to start when battery is reconnected. new starter and starter relay fuse. WTF? PLEASE HELP

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The problem is your car has a remote starter installed. There is suppose to be a hood switch to disengage the remote system whe the hood is open. When the battery is changed, and the cables are hooked back up it reboots the remote starter circuit and starts the car. Can be dangerous is fingers are in the way or its a manual trans cars which would then run over you. Usually if this happens again, step on the brake pedal, this will usually disengage the remote start system. If you didnt know you had one, now you do.

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Check to see if one of the wires is touching the ignition wire on the solenoid

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    Hayden Ford Nov 12, 2009

    or the solenoid is stuck

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