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How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad. Some models refer to it as SecuriCode as well. It...
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Is a Keyless Push-Button Ignition More Reliable?
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How Long Does a Door Lock Relay Last?
If you own a newer model vehicle, there’s a good chance it has power door locks. While these can certainly make life quite convenient, they do come with the downfall that...
How to Buy a Remote Keyless Entry System
Remote keyless entry systems can be a great addition to your vehicle. A remote keyless entry system allows you to lock and unlock your car from the outside, using...
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...
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How to Use a BMW With Comfort Access Technology
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How to Program a Replacement Keyless Entry Remote for a GM Car
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Remote for keyless entry malfunctioning
Hi. Unfortunately, the keyless entry system needs to be replaced from the dealership. They will have to reprogram the ECM to accept a new keyless Smart Device and will have to be performed by a dealer specific scan tool. I...
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Smart Entrance Control Module needs replacing
The SECM may be ok. It may have a power issue due to a blown fuse or relay. The SECM is an expensive part and may require factory level programming. I suggest having a qualified technician fully inspect your vehicle's...
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Alarm and keyless entry malfunction, G error code
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2007 Mercedes Benz E550. The car alarm in many of the later model Mercedes vehicles has it's own set of small batteries. When these batteries go bad, they will automatically set off the...
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keyless entry stolen so how can i disable it so nobody can get into my car
Unfortunately, no, you cannot turn off access but the dealer may be able to reprogram a new one and change the code for you. Until then, you need to secure your car with a steering wheel lock or disconnect the...
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When unlocking the door it relocks and window opens halfway
The door handles on this vehicle are electronic. There may be a fault in communication with the handle and the vehicle or worn contacts inside the door handle sending false signals and causing your concerns. Being an AMG model, the...
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Electrical problems with keyless entry, headlights and radio
Hello. We will be happy to assist. The problem you are experiencing is common. The symptoms you have are identical to many other SL500 owner complaints. The component which causes all the misbehavior is the EIS (Electronic Ignition Switch). Symptoms...
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Keyless start problem
Hello there. This is not uncommon at all. The most likely causes would be the start button, ignition switch, starter, battery, or a wiring issue. Since this is an intermittent issue, your best bet is to try and have it...
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Keyless remote broken
The system will need to be checked to see if the drivers door lock is having an issue or the remote is the cause. The remote may have a bad button for the drivers door since it is the one...
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Car alarm keeps going off in 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The alarm going off is most likely not related to the remote. You may have a door switch sensor going bad and intermittently causing your alarm to activate. Finding the problem may difficult to do on your own. The key...
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Car won't start, but lights turn on.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. Jaguar has been using chip (programmable) keys since 1998. If you have bought a new key but have not yet gone through the programming routine, the key...
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Broken keyless entry
Hello! The first thing that I suggest checking is the battery level of the remote. Weak batteries are the leading cause for faulty key fob operation. However, on your specific vehicle, the leading cause of the malfunction is broken solder...
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Car not starting
A healthy vehicle battery is vital for both of these systems to work. The battery should be charged and load tested to determine if it needs to be replaced. A parasitic draw test should be run to ensure the battery...
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Keyless Entry Security system problem
Hi, thanks for writing in. This is likely related to the anti-theft system in the car going into safe mode. This can be caused for a variety of reasons such as dead or weak battery or a short in the...
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Can I add keyless entry to a car?
Some economy late model vehicles, like the Sentra you are considering, are not equipped with keyless entry. I highly doubt the owner lost the remotes. It is possible to buy an aftermarket keyless entry system and have it installed.
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Starting - 2004 Toyota Vitz
Hello. If the issue started after you changed the battery, then it may be possible that you need to reprogram the remote or that it may be defective. If it is an OEM push to start system, you may need...
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Wireless locks occasionally stop working, battery died several times
Hello. I have ran across this a few times on this vehicle. Most of the time it is caused by a failing ignition switch. If the switch is failing internally then it will lose contact randomly and this will occur....
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"Key" warning shows up in a car with the keyless entry
The remote batteries sometimes lose contact and will not disable the antitheft system. The fix is to remove the battery and bend the terminals up about 30 degrees to put more pressure on the battery so it will not lose...
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The car has to be jump-started, the dash shows lights on
There is a service bulletin to replace the two battery cable ends on these vehicles. It seems like the cable ends do not tighten and make good contact. You would have enough power to lock and unlock doors, and you...
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I'm trying to find the RKE module on my truck. Have no idea what it looks like and where it's located.
The RKE module is located straight above the gas pedal. The module is black with one electrical connector and the antenna cable inserted in to the side of it. If you need additional help diagnosing the door locks then have...
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Car did not come with a key-less key fob... can it be installed?
Yes, you can buy a key fob from Amazon and program it to your car. The most difficult and costly part of this process is getting the key fob programmed to the car. The most common place to get this...

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