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security system override

I have a 1998 Mustang GT with an aftermaket remote start. My car wouldn't start awhile back so I had it towed to the Ford dealership. They claim the factory car alarm is overriding the remote and causing it to not start and that the remote fob has to be used to open and close doors or the factory alarm will engage and I will not be able to start my car. All is fine up until now there is no rhyme or reason that the cars security is overriding the ability to start my car. Does anyone have suggestions or fixes to this problem? I'm willing to take the remote start out but I'm not sure that will help.

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Sounds like you'll need to remove the aftermarket alarm/remote start, and if there are still problems with PATS (passive anti theft system, aka factory alarm) then you can have the dealer disable it. My guess is that once the aftermarket thing is gone that you'll be ok. Aftermarket alarms and factory anti theft systems tend to not interact well.



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