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resting my 1999 ford contour


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valerie
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May 8, 2015, 8:43 AM

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resting my 1999 ford contour Sign In

the care dealer ship cant get in to my car to reset it
its in theft mode and needs to be reset and the car will not let it go in to reset
it is reading codes or some thing that has never even ben in the car
we checked the fuse's and mogaler things not sure what to do please help me find what i can do to fix this problem


Tom Greenleaf
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May 8, 2015, 9:49 AM

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Re: resting my 1999 ford contour Sign In

WHAT!! A DEALERSHIP CAN'T RESET THIS OR BETTER SUGGESTIONS THAN THAT!


It might not have ever had an "anti-theft" system at all. Is it lighting up something on dash now or what? If it was made without I would think it wouldn't have a bulb for a warning either?


TMK a high % of these cars went out to fleet sales or rental car companies such that if enough get sold that concern can delete features all other sales might have. If you look under the trunk or rear hatch many of those would have a sticker (1/2 inch X ~2inch) saying "Budget" or "Hertz" or other something to indicate its original order new and to which if a rental car company.


That might explain about 10 seconds of confusion at a dealer no more. If no luck call for a Ford Regional Rep with its VIN# handy and see if they can tell you something helpful or another Ford dealer, even Mercury should do as well,


T



valerie
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May 8, 2015, 10:47 AM

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Re: resting my 1999 ford contour Sign In

thanks I will try that .wen we do the reading on car it says its
in theft my key has a chip in it and the key chip is messed up and wen star5
dude try's to reset the car it wont let him get through to do so and told me that
it would cost me 150 to 200$ and wow cant afford that so do you thank it might be a short
in a wire or unplug brain and bat dam im lost don't no what to do


Tom Greenleaf
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May 8, 2015, 10:59 AM

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Re: resting my 1999 ford contour Sign In


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the care dealer ship cant get in to my car to reset it
its in theft mode and needs to be reset and the car will not let it go in to reset
it is reading codes or some thing that has never even ben in the car
we checked the fuse's and mogaler things not sure what to do please help me find what i can do to fix this problem
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That's a bit confusing to me for the read. If key has a chip or it failed use the spare first. If no spare and this did have a chip key it is going to be a hassle and cost some IF THAT'S THE REASON. Not convinced yet of much of anything? What codes did they come up with and post the #s please. If dealer is sure (might be) and this is the issue and it's $$ holding it up I can't help with that,
T








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