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I took factory stereo out and blew the radio/anti theft fuse, now my car won't start after replacing the fuse. what is the problem?

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Check manual for antitheft reset procedure. Some you have to put key in drivers door, other passenger , so I'd try unlocking vehicle with key at both doors.

Posted on Nov 06, 2010

  • Allan Paulley Sr.
    Allan Paulley Sr. Nov 06, 2010

    would this cause it to not get spark , it worked fine till i blew the fuse then it wouldn't work and or spark after new fuse was replaced

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler Nov 06, 2010

    It's all part of anti theft system. You may have to give a dealer a call to confirm proper procedure, but I believe in and around that year the procedure was to , Put key in drivers door and turn it counterclockwise to unlock door, then clockwise to lock it, then unlock again. Then try to start it. If that didn't work, I'd try disconnecting battery for a few seconds, then hook battery back up, then retry the key procedure again. Sometimes they are time sensitive as well, so try to do the unlock, lock, unlock quicker if first time doesn't do it. Good Luck, let me know how it goes.

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