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Security light is on. car won't start what is the code

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There is no way to start the car till you figure out why you have a security lockout. The only way to do this is with a diagnostic scanner. Your going to have to retreive the codes in order to figure out whats going on.
If you cant get it started before monday then plan on having the car towed to the shop.

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