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5 Common Reasons Why Your Car Door Isn’t Locking Properly
Are your power locks keeping you from getting into your car, or locking it when you leave? You need to know what’s going wrong and take steps to stop it from happening. There are five...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Key Fob Battery
If the key fob requires multiple clicks to open the door, only works on occasion, or does not work at all, you may need to replace its battery.
How to Disable a Car Alarm
Car alarms can be shut off by starting the car, unlocking the car door, or disconnecting the battery. Maintain your key fob to cancel future alarms.
How Long Does a Key Fob Battery Last?
In order to get into a modern car, you will usually have to have the key fob that comes with the car. These key fobs can do everything from unlock the...
How to Program the Key Fob for Your Honda or Acura
Over time, it has become a convenience for us to have remote controls for different functions of our vehicles. Remote keyless entry is the most common, but many vehicles also...
Is a Keyless Push-Button Ignition More Reliable?
Vehicle starting systems have evolved significantly since their inception. When automobiles were initially introduced, you had to manually crank the engine over with a handle on the front of your engine compartment. The next...
What Does the Key Fob Battery Low Warning Light Mean?
The key fob battery low warning light lets you know when your key fob battery needs to be changed and replaced, so you can continue using the remote.
What Does the Key Not in Vehicle Warning Light Mean?
The key not in vehicle warning light tells you when your key isn't detected in your car, so you don't drive off without it. It can be red or orange.
How to Replace a Key Fob Battery
Key fobs allow easy access to your car. Once the key fob battery is weak or dead you'll lose your fob's ability to control remote functions.
How Do Automatic Car Door Locks Work?
Whether they are single purpose or multi-purpose, electronic car door locks have standard features: A latch/door lock An actuator Actuator rods Activated by radio Electric car door locks operate...
How Touch-Activated Car Door Locks Work
When small digital systems appeared in the 1980s, the car industry was quick to pick up and use them. In short order, Ford developed the first computer-controlled keypad door locking system in about 1980. A...
How to Control a Car Light, Horn, or Central Locking System With an RF Remote Controller
A car's RF remote controller allows access and control of different components in a car. Common issues include non-working remote or a weak signal.
4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car
Car keys are an essential part of your vehicle and there are a few different types of them depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Car keys will allow you...
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Your car’s anti-theft device is installed in an effort to help protect your investment from thieves. Most cars today include a variety of these devices and systems that not only protect the car,...

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Battery drained, solenoid doesn't engage - 2008 Mercedes-Benz B200
Hello. The battery is located under the front passenger seat. The seat lifts up and pulls forward to allow access to the battery. However, if your battery is 8 years old, it would be best to replace the battery with...
NVIS (Immobilizer System) in my Pathfinder Armada is rejecting my key; I know its correct key.
Operating a modern computer controlled vehicle with a dead battery can damage the Powertrain Control Module due to the voltage instability, particularty voltage excursions on the high side (above 14 volts), that occur when the alternator has no buffer to...
steering wheel won't unlock my key turns only to turn lights on but that's it can't unlock steering wheel to start the car what to
The steering lock may not be unlocking either due to a faulty ignition lock housing or more commonly as the cars age a faulty spring at the steering wheel on the under side of the column. If the ignition lock...
key won't turn
You should be ale to have the ignition switch re-keyed to fit the same keys as the keys that open your door locks. You may need to take this to the dealer to have this done to be sure they...
Can I drive my car with a dead/low key fob?
You may be able to functionally unlock doors and turn the key in the ignition, however the dead battery may cause other issues that are more of an annoyance such as randomly setting off the car alarm, but it should...
Keyless remote is not charging, does it have a battery?
Hi, thanks for writing in. Yes, your keyless remote does in fact have a battery that occasionally will need to be replaced. You may notice when it takes several clicks to get it to function properly. Be sure to confirm...
Doors won't unlock with remote after grandson played with it
Hi, thanks for writing in. The usual reason a key fob begins having a problem lies in the key fob battery. This can happen when someone is pushing the button non-stop for an extended period of time, which is probably...
I just put my car and park, and the ignition key wont turn all the way back to release the key. It turns once back, then stops.
A few things to try. 1 - Wiggle the key in the ignition while trying to turn it. 2 - Move the shifter to neutral and back to park a couple of times, then try to turn it again. 3...
Should the green part under the battery in the smart key slide out or should it be glued in the key?
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I found this great YouTube video on how the key fob comes apart. It shows that the green chip board will slide out, if done carefully. Hope this helps and good luck!
My trunk won't open with my remote keypad and the button in my car
Hello there, the trunk failing to work from the remote and fob is a common failure on your 2004 Mazda 6. The most likely cause of this is a lock actuator failure or a wiring harness fault. A qualified technician...
Hey two days ago I drove up to my buddy's place and asked him a question about my charger since he acts like a mechanic I thou
This may be difficult to diagnose without knowing which fuses were moved around. There are a number of fuses that could cause the car to not start if removed or switched. There is a battery power fuse (30 Amp), an...
Key replacement I lost my key
The best thing to do in this situation is to contact your local dealer and supply them your vehicle ID number to see if they can identify and cut a new key from their files. If they're unable to do...
Bad Ignition/electrical issue - takes several cranks before it starts!
Hello there, you have a few different faults going on with your 2007 Chevrolet Impala. A vehicle should not have to crank long before it starts unless there is a fault. Given the codes you have listed there are a...
Car won't start and key fob won't open or lock doors even after changing its batteries
Hello. If there was a delay in the engagement of the starter, but it was fine once it did engage, then most of the time this is caused by an issue with the starter relay or the ignition switch. Both...
My car alarm does not work, the remote won't turn the alarm off
Hi, thanks for writing in. This could be one of two issues: a weak battery in your key fob or a faulty key fob as a whole. I would recommend changing the battery in the fob and see if the...
Truck starts then dies
Hi. I think you have an issue with the pass key or security system in your car. I have seen the chip in the key fail causing the problem that you described. It is very possible that there is some...
Upon locking the door and exiting the car. The alarm started screaming and I cant turn it off. What can I do?
Hi there. It sounds like the "panic" function of the key fob is stuck. Remove the key battery and inspect the function of the panic button. If it is not operating correctly, then replace the key fob case if available...
New key 2000 beetle, won't turn on ignition
Likely, the cause of your issue is that your key was cut incorrectly. I would make sure you gave VW the correct VIN number when you had the key made. You may need to get another key made. If this...
Key fobe
Hi there. Most manufacturers have the function of the key fob set to one press for the driver door and 2 presses for all doors. This may or may not be the case with your concern. Also, a weak key...
If your trying to program a key and your battery is fully charged what else could be wrong
Hi there. There are a few things that could be at fault causing your dilemma. I understand you've charged the battery, but what are the current cold cranking amps and state of health? A digital diagnostic battery tester can provide...

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