Advice From A Houston Locksmith On How To Shut Off Your Car’s Anti-Theft Device

It is possible that at some point your car’s anti-theft system won’t function properly. That could be due to your remote having a dead battery or the car’s battery being dead and losing its key memory. It also could be that you have a damaged immobilizer chip in your key or a damaged car door lock. If the anti-theft system is not working properly then you will have to find a way of shutting off the system so that your car resumes normal operation. If you have a damaged door lock you might need to look into hiring a locksmith in Houston to fix the problem. Damaged immobilizer chips and dead batteries may cause your car’s anti-theft device to stop working correctly. The following are 3 ways that your car alarm can be shut off.

Method 1: Check the cylinder and key

Step 1: Check the key fob battery. The anti-theft system on a car might activate if you have a dead key fob battery and the system hasn’t been disabled.

Check to be sure that the battery on your key fob is installed correctly.

Step 2: Check the door lock cylinder. If the vehicle has been damaged during an attempt to break in or steal it, then the anti-theft system might have been engaged. Check to see if the lock cylinder is damaged and also underneath the door handle where a screwdriver might have been used by a would-be thief. If the lock has been damaged, the passenger side cylinder can be used.

Step 3: Check to make sure that you are using the right key to getting your car started. Many vehicles have a valet door or key that performs only functions such as unlocking doors. Valet keys frequently have either a key head that is a different color or a “V” located on the key shaft. That key might not have the chip that is needed for starting your car.

Method 2: Turn on the ignition

If your engine has been locked up by the anti-theft system, you will be unable to start it. Use the following steps to disable it.

Step 1: Check the anti-theft light. It will have either a red or blue light and is located on the dash.

Step 2: Turn on the ignition. Insert the car key into your car’s ignition and turn it on. The car’s accessories will be activated but not the engine.

Step 3: Do another check on the anti-theft light. If it isn’t blinking any longer, then turn the key over to the Off position and let it sit for a couple of minutes. That allows the system to reset itself or your car won’t start.

Step 4: Try starting the engine. If it still isn’t starting, make sure that battery isn’t drained.You can also look into contacting an automotive locksmith in Houston to do the job for you.

Step 5: Repeat this process. Try to do the process once again and see if it works.

Method 3: Insert the key into your car’s door

Step 1: Insert the key into the door lock. Use the side door on the driver’s side and the physical key even if there is a keyless entry system on the car.

Step 2: Turn the vehicle key to unlock the car door without releasing it.

Hold the key for 30 seconds in the position. That will tell the system you have the right key, and it will enable you to be able to bypass the car’s alarm system. There are some cars that will recognize the key by just turning back and forth on the key inside of the door’s lock key cylinder. Try to turn the car key fully both ways to disable its anti-theft system.

Step 3: Try starting the engine.Take the key out and then try starting the engine. Make sure the key cylinder is left in the unlocked position.