If you have a "THEFT" light blinking on the dash, then you do have what is known as PATS (Passive Anti Theft System). If it blinks rapidly while you are trying to start it, the PATS is active. The PATS system is part of the engine computer and cannot be bypassed. It uses a transponder signal from the key and each key has to be programmed to the computer. If you are trying to use a key that is not programmed the PATS will disable fuel and spark. Your best bet is to get the vehicle to you local dealer. If you have theft insurance on the vehicle contact you insurance company before you even have it towed. Find out what they cover and then have it looked at. It can get very deep from here. Shout if you need more help.
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 10:13 PM