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Chrysler 300 My car not long ago would shake and the engine light would come on. I had a tune up and it seemed to stop. After looking at this website, it looks like it was the 02 sensor. This morning, I tried to crank it up and it turned over but never engaged. I tried again. A small circular red light (that is not identified in the manual) on the instrument panal came on and it will do nothing. The red light comes on each time I tried. Also, the remote key will not work. Which is odd. Is the red light a security light? Is my engine locked up? What is the matter here? I would appreciate any advice. Mary

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You are correct on the security light, it is the VTA (vehicle theft alarm). I am at a loss for the culprit part though, and their are so many diagnostic tests that could be run.
Even a malfunction in the key FOB could cause it. If you have another key FOB try using that one to arm and disarm the alarm after making sure the hood, trunk, and all doors are securely closed.
If that doesn't work you may want to try to obtain an OBDII scanner and see if it comes up with anything to help narrow the problem down.

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