Anti theft system activated, how do I get my car started?


Asked by Jan 27, 2008 at 08:07 PM about the 2003 Ford Windstar SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Anti theft system activated, how do I get my car started?  We went in shopping and came out and no start!  Theft light is blinking every 2-3 seconds and I can not even get the key to turn!  Help!!!

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try unhooking battery for a few minutes,see if this helps,or pull ECM fuse in fuse box for a minute or two,hope this helps.

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also make sure shifter is always in park.

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Where is ecm fuse

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i was wounderingn if you got it fixed and if so what exactly did u do because my grandfather just bought a car and is having the same problem


Generally factory anti theft can be disarmed by moving the key from off to acc (just before starting, turns power on) and back 3-6 times with a good key. If the key has a chip in it that has lost programming you may not be able to without having it towed to a dealer for reprogramming, but it's uncommon. If the key will not turn, it is not the correct key or has worn too much and a new one will need to be cut at a dealership the factory security will generally only cut fuel.

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