The anti theft system went off while on vacation. Car will not start now. Completely dead. It has a new battery and was driving fine before leaving for vacation. I have tried using the key manually in the driver side door as well as hatchback to disengage the system. Nothing works. How in the world do I get the car started again? Thanks for any ideas you can throw my way.
I spent 15.00 to have instant chat online help and never received a response. I was online for 3 hours and never even received any type of communication back. Very disappointed in this service. Feel I was scamed.
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You need to manually reset the anti-theft system. I don't know what kind of car you have but most anti-theft systems are located just underneath the dash behind the steering wheel. It will probably be a little black box, maybe with a red light, but there should be a button on it that you need to press and hold for about 5 seconds then try to start the car again. Some of them you need to have the ignition on when you do the reset.
if your car has anti-theft on it when the battery went dead it signalled the computer that someone was trying to steal the car. you will have to reset the anti-theft system to start your car. if you don`t then recheck what you did changing the battery make sure all the wires are connected properly.
I had the same problem - My car would not start. There is a bypass button in your car that when you press and start the car at the same time the car will start. To find this button look just above the hood release lever or in that area there is the bypass button. I finally had to remove the anti-theft system and now my car starts fine. The dealer would not replace the anti-theft, but could remove it but the cost was way to high, so I went to place were they replace car radio and other similiar services and payed around $30.00 to have it remove. They also told me that I really did not need this system on my car, because you can't start the car without the key.
You should have disconnected the battery and fully charged it before starting the car.
The low voltage may have damaged some of the electronic components in the alarm system.
Charge the battery fully, then reconnect it and see if that helps.
to reset theft system--turn key to on, leave for about 15 minutes. after 15 min. turn key off, wait 15 seconds. then try to start car. to bypass anti theft system-- all gms===go to site- newrockies.ca/vatsbypass.
Unfortunately this is an anti-theft feature that GM uses in most of their modern cars. It started out in their radios and has since expanded to their ignition systems. Once the car loses power completely, anti-theft measures kick in and, like On* said, the car will not start without first being looked at by a dealer. Sorry to hear that. :( Best of luck!
Some months ago I began starting the engine of my 2001 Chrysler 300M
but turned it of before it really started "was sloppy with the key".
The anti-theft system went on for some unknown reason. I disarmed it by
disconnecting one of the battery connections under the hood with a
wrench. I connected it again, the anti-theft system was off but the
battery was dead. Battery was OK after recharging, I have had no
trouble since then.