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My car will not start battery good starter good. I have been told it was security and i donot know the code or how to set it

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Take your security key to the dealer with the car, and ask them to reprogram your key to your computer, if it wasn't a primary key.

Did this for a Ford Expedition (1999) that we got and had 2 new keys made for it.

I would also try to toggle the key on and off several tims to see if this helps to turn over the engine.

This I have to do on a 1997 Cadillac Deville, occasionally, on a starter that is starting to go bad.

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