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Theft deterrent system

My battery on the 1997 Camry went dead. I re-charged the battery, but the theft deterrent system was activated preventing the ability to start the car. I cannot determine the method for disabling this theft system. I have no remote control key. Please advise how to in-activate the theft system that will permit the starter to work!

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What makes you think it's the security system.
1. Check if you are getting a spark, by using a spare spark plug in one of the plug leads, laid on the side of the engine?
2. If not: a. check distributer cap and rptor arm are OK.
Let me know the answers
Regards
Graham

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

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Get the alarm removed.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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Anonymous

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Steering wheel is probably in a bind. Try turning the steering wheel slightly while turning the key.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

mtatnall

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SOURCE: 1997 toyota 4runner anti theft system prevent ignition. How do we deactivate anti theft system.

sorry this is a dealer fix. but it could be as simple as programing a new key.
or it may need a new imoblizer module.

Posted on Apr 14, 2013

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