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2001 Concorde with SKIM and aftermarket alarm

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I’m troubleshooting a no start with key condition on this car. The car will crank and start but then shut down within a few seconds. By my understanding this means a SKIM problem as my reading has indicated that this is the outcome when things aren’t seen as all good. The car also has what seems to be a professionally installed alarm/remote start system which is the only fob I have for the car. I can remote start the car with the remote and it will stay running even after inserting/turning the key and taking off but my understanding is also that SKIM is being bypassed somehow for this remote start to be possible, correct?

The theory I have right now is the only reason I can start the car at all is because of the alarm system bypass and that if I removed it I may be left with no means to start it period besides addressing whatever is busted with SKIM unless it’s the alarm interfering with its operation otherwise. I dunno, my brain is cooked on this one. What would you recommend? Thanks in advance
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If it's an aftermarket system with a SKIM bypass...then the "ByPass" is probably an original SKIM key taped to the bottom of the SKIM antenna. Pull the plastic covers around the ignition switch and verify there isn't a key in there somewhere. If it was taped to the antenna and fell off out of range then it'll act like you're trying to start it with a non-SKIM key and trigger the anti-theft.

If by rare chance it does have an actual aftermarket SKIM bypass module that will need to be removed and the SKIM system put back to stock and repaired to working order. That means programming new SKIM keys and cutting them. Many locksmiths can do this cheaper than a dealer. Might need a new SKIM antenna module, etc.
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