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How To Reset Theft Deterrent System

Theft is a problem that we all face, at some point in our lives. There’s no getting around it. The unfortunate reality is that theft happens more frequently than we would like, and it’s usually due to somebody taking something that doesn’t belong to them. One way to combat this is by using theft deterrent systems. These systems attach to property and monitor its movements in order to identify when and where theft is taking place. Once an alarm has been triggered, the system will send alerts to authorized individuals so that they can take appropriate action. In this blog post, we will introduce you to the different types of theft deterrent systems available on the market today and walk you through the simple steps necessary to set one up yourself.

How to reset the theft deterrent system

If your car’s theft deterrent system is not working properly, you can reset it yourself.

To reset the theft deterrent system:
1. Park your car in a safe location.
2. Turn off the car and remove the key from the ignition.
3. Remove the front bumper cover by removing two screws on either side of it and then pulling up on the cover.
4. Move the black box to the front of the car so that you can see its icons.
5. On some cars, there are three buttons near where the black box is located which you can use to reset each of the theft deterrent systems individually (on other cars, these buttons may be hidden behind covers). Push and hold each button for about one second until a green light comes on next to them (this will also turn off all of the car’s lights).
6. Reconnect your battery and re-install your front bumper cover (leave the screws in place).
7. Drive your car away from where it was parked and make sure that all of your doors and windows are closed securely before returning home or to your original parking spot.

When the theft deterrent system activates

The theft deterrent system on your car sends an activation signal to warn thieves that the vehicle is locked and not to attempt to steal it. When the thief ignores the warning, the system may activate additional security measures, such as immobilizing the engine or locking all doors.

How to deactivate the theft deterrent system

If your vehicle has a theft deterrent system, you can deactivate it by following these steps:

1. Open the car door and press the button to turn off the theft deterrent system.
2. Close the car door and wait for three seconds.
3. Open the car door and press the button to activate the theft deterrent system again.


If you’ve been the victim of theft, there’s likely a thief Deterrent System (TDS) installed on your property. This article will teach you how to reset the TDS so that thieves can’t start using your property as their personal playground. It’s important to take action if you’re ever victimized by theft; by following these simple steps, you can help reduce your risk and protect yourself and your property. Thanks for reading!