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How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Keyless entry reprogramming and troubleshooting.
Hi there. Check the terminals 4 and 8 for power. If there is no power to any of the terminals, then check the fuse box for any blown fuses to the door lock cylinders. Also, check the door lock switch...
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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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Keyless entry is not staying programmed.
Hi there. Check the battery in the keyless entry key fob. Sounds like the battery is no longer holding a charge and needs replaced. When unplugging the battery cable to the vehicle, it resets the keyless entry programming to a...
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My Toyota ist 2007 giving steering lock error and can not start. How can I sort this? The car is using smart Key
The smart key is really convenient until it stops working. You may just need a battery in your key, it uses a CR2302 watch battery and is as simple as changing the battery in your watch If that doesn't help...
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How do I unlock all doors on my keyless Honda CRV?
Hi there. You can simply press the unlock twice on the key fob or put the key in the driver door and turn to the unlock side twice and all of the doors should unlock. If the doors do not...
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Doors wont lock or unlock with fob or switch?
Hello. Further testing should be done to help solve your problem. Being that the door unlock reprogramming procedure has already been done and the fuses have been checked there's not much left it could be. When you hit the unlock...
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I have an 2004 honda civic that honks repeatedly when using the keyless entry.
Hello, and thank you for writing in. The vehicle is programmed to honk under certain circumstances. There is no way to stop the honking unless you change your behavior when using the key fob, and even then, there are honks...
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Keyless entry and remote programming
Hello. Reprogramming the immobilizer system of your vehicle is very pattern sensitive process. All the steps have to be completed in a near perfect sequence or else the reprogramming may not register. It usually takes someone, possibly even some technicians...
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Wireless key have good batteries, central lock work very good but suddenly the two wireless keys stop working 2006 Toyota RAV4
Hi there - if both of the known good keys stop working, it is likely the key transceiver in the vehicle has stopped working for some reason. Check for blown fuses, just in case. The Toyota security system software (next...
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how to I turn off the horn on a 2016 denali when the key if left in the car
Hello, thank you for reading in. Your owner's manual should have the exact procedure on how to silence the horn when leaving the key in the car. Typically on these and similar models it is a process of accessing your...
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My key fob doesn't unlock my 2007 Pontiac Grand prix and my obd 2 reader won't connect.
As far as the malfunctioning key fob, it may be time for a new unit. The contacts may be worn out on the circuit board inside the device or the button may be worn and not making enough contact. You...

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