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I am finding one of your solutions useful (restarting security), but my remote doesn't work.. I don't know why, I have replaced the battery.. but anyways, you said as part of the restart to use your remote to push unlock.. is there a way to do it with out it?

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No, your key fob is tied to your computer, and making simple ways around it would defeat the purpose of having anti-theft. The anti-theft systems are designed to keep down theft because how popular a brand of car is to thieves, directly affects insurance premiums.

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