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Theft lock engaged because multiple attempts to start without key in car. How do I reset?

Range Rover was parked, husband walked away with fob, wife tried multiple times to start. Now car won't start even with fob in car. Tried placing in position for car to recognize fob but doesn't. Probably anti theft engaged after wife tried too many times to start without fob. How can I now reset with out taking car (towing) to dealer?

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Try locking it with the fob, then unlock it with fob. If the antitheft is engaged, the light will stay on or flash.

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

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  • Charles Oppermann
    Charles Oppermann Oct 02, 2016


    I have tried this approach, many times. The start button activates everything but the engine. The menu scree advises that I need to depress the brake, but that doesn't start the engine either.

  • Randy Ohler Oct 02, 2016

    If you don't see a security indicator, then something else is wrong. I would start with fuses. Find the starter relay and jump it. If it starts and runs, then you have some electrical trouble shooting to do. I have to ask, But I'm sure you know that you have to keep your foot on the brake for it to start? Also, hit the brake pedal and make sure you have brake lights. No lights, bad switch. Bad switch, no start.

  • Charles Oppermann
    Charles Oppermann Oct 02, 2016

    Thanks but I have tried both. I believe the starter relay is up close to the battery, right? The brake lights are working, as does everything else.

  • Randy Ohler Oct 02, 2016

    Sorry I can't tell you were the relay is. I rarely work on these. The owners manual does. Some times the fuses and relays are marked on the fuse panel cover. You can get(again usually) the owners manual at the manufacturers web site. manual. Usually free down loads.

  • Charles Oppermann
    Charles Oppermann Oct 02, 2016

    Crazy, son here who plays with the fob to open for the key. Couldn't get it open so closed. Then tries the start and IT WORKS! Go figure. Thanks for the help though.



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