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Security Why for no reason did the security system switch off on my 2002 t-bird keeping me from starting it and also inconvenice me to have to tow it to a dealer to fix.this car is not driven very often.May have 20k miles. Oh did i mention that my nearest dealer now is 30 miles away because they closed up all the local ones.

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It is a fault with the alarm system, or with the alarm remote. check the battery in the remote (key). If remote is ok, you will have to disconnect alarm to start your car normally. Go to a car electrician , or to a car alarm dealer, or to Ford if the alarm is the original one to fix it or replace the alarm.

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Try this:

FIRST try a different key if you have more than one for the vehicle. I have had cars towed into my shop simply because someone was trying to use a cheap duplicate key that was cut at the hardware store. These keys are fine for the doors and trunk. They are great to have around in case you lock your keys in your car. However, they do not have the electronics built into them to allow for engine starting.

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HINT: you may want to try this a couple times to make sure you are doing it correctly before towing.

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