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When ignition is turned theft light flashes and wont start

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It thinks you are trying to steal it, Are you using the same key you always use? I would find a good garage that can check it for you.

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I have a explore 2004 4dr 4.0 and It wont crank. starter good battery good. Us it the pats system and how do I check


Is there a little red light on the top center of dash pad ? Does it flash fast when trying to start the vehicle ?
PATS uses a visual theft indicator located on top of the instrument panel. This indicator will prove out for 3 seconds when the ignition switch is turned to ON or START under normal operation. If there is a PATS problem, this indicator will either flash rapidly or glow steadily (for more than 3 seconds) when the ignition switch is turned to ON or START. PATS also "flashes" the theft indicator every 2 seconds at ignition OFF to act as a visual theft deterrent.

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When i changed ignition on '01 ford explorer I had to replace steering column&it wont turn over&the theft light flashes&wont stop.The locksmith said antenna dont match Can i reprogram so it'll start?


The theft light flashes when the is off If it is flashing when the key is on I would think you don't have power in the correct position in the ignition.Check fuses and wiring.

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Theft light flashs ignition wont even click


When the light is flashing, the theft system is armed and immobilizing the car. Try leaving the ignition key in the on position for 10 minutes. See if the light stops blinking and goes off-if it does, the system is reset. Turn key to off and then try to start it.

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Vehicle cranks but wont start has good fire but no fuel pressure theft light is flashing car has not run in over a year ? what do i do to get the theft light to go out?


Turn ignition to run not start,count to 5,turn off key. Repeat this three times. Try to start vehicle. If its starts you are done. If not you will need to repeat turn ignition on count to 5 then turn off, 3 more times On the fourth time leave key in the run position for 10 minutes. Then turn key off & start vehicle.

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Hi I own A 98 Chevy Malibu, my ignition locked n i had to put a new ignition switch in, well now my cars tellin me Something Theft Service. Im wonder what I need to do? Iv unhooked battery for hours ect...


You need to reset the theft system. To do this, try to start it. It should start and die. Then after it dies and the theft light is flashing, leave the key on for 10 minutes. After 10 min, the theft light should go out. After the theft light goes out, turn off the key. Count to 5, then restart it. Then it should work.

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My theft light is flashing but my 1997 expedition wont start.The vehicle turns over but just don't start.


ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM Passive anti-theft system
Your ignition key has a unique imbedded transponder which engages engine electronics and allows the vehicle to be started. Without the use of your special ignition key, the vehicle will not start.

During each vehicle start, the coded key is read by the anti-theft system. If the key’s ID code matches the code in the anti-theft system, the vehicle is enabled to start.

Anti-theft system
Briefly illuminates when the ignition is turned to the ON position to verify that the passive anti-theft system is operating properly.

Also, its possisble that tou have actovated the fuel pump switch.

CHeck it.

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Turn ignition key and motor starts up, next day turn ignition key and motor just turns over and wont start. could it be anti theft problem its a 2002 f150 4 wheel drive with 4.6 liter


This could be caused by either a faulty Crank Shaft Position Sensor or the anti-theft system. Try put key in, turn to ON position for EXACTLY 10 minutes, As SOON as anti-theft light shuts off or stops flashing, then IMMEDIATELY start the engine.

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Single mom can't do nothing cuz of car


You may have a faulty ingition. Otherwise you have the very common GM anti-theft system. If you have a flashing anti-theft light with key in igniton, then this is what you should do:

Put key in ignition, turn to ON position (Do NOT Start)
Leave in on position for EXACTLY 10 Minutes
Then while watching the anti-theft light, as SOON as the light turns off after 10 minutes, START CAR IMMEDIATELY after light turns off.

This will reset the anti-theft

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on the ignition key you have to change the ignition baril put new one in try to start it wont leave the key on theft light will flash for 20 minute turn key off and start it thanks pierre

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