I accidently put my office door key in my ignation switch of my 98 Mustang GT and turned it before realizing I had the wrong key.Now my car will not start with the correct ignation key. It will turn over but not start. The "Theft" light is flashing on the dash. What do I do?

Asked by Jul 15, 2014 at 01:21 PM about the 1998 Ford Mustang

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I accidently put my office door key in my ignation switch of my 98 Mustang GT and turned it before realizing I had the wrong key. Now my car will not start with the correct ignation key. It will turn over but not start. The "Theft" light is flashing on the dash. What do I do?

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Visit your local locksmith or dealer. You might need a new ignition cylinder.

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The 1998 Mustang has the PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System) and I agree with Tom. This is not a do-it-yourself fix

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