Why Does the Car Alarm Shut Down the Engine Since I Changed the Battery?

Dear Ken, I have a 10-year-old SUV that I bought on Cars for a Grand.

I took the battery out to replace it and now when I start it, it runs for only five seconds and then shuts itself off. Then a security light lights up on the dash.

I’m not sure if this is some kind of a security thing or not, but if someone has an answer it would be appreciated.

- Paul R., VT

Dear Ken, the vehicle’s security system needs to be reset.

Since this is a security condition, please see your dealer for specific codes and the procedure.

Hope this helps.

- Ken the Car Guy

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