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Remote start quit working, check engine light on
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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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Problem with the central door lock - 2006 Mercedes-Benz B200
Hello. The inner door panel will have to be removed before the actuator can be removed properly. There are also connection rods to the actuator that need to be removed as well. My suggestion would be to have a certified...
Electrical issues with the windows, key remote and lights
Hello. This can be caused by an electrical short or by low voltage in the system. I usually start by checking the connections at the battery and then load testing the battery and the alternator. If those are fine then...
Alarm goes off suddenly
Hello. It sounds like your Lexus SC400's immobilizer in the alarm system is working intermittently and in need of repair. It is possible for you to disable the alarm system, but this is not a simple job and therefore not...
Car won't start after the ignition switch replacement
Hello. If your 1998 Buick Riviera cannot be started remotely or when the key is turned all the way, then you either have a bad starter relay, or there can be an issue with the starter or the transmission position...
The alarm went off several times during the night
Hello. If this is happening randomly, it usually means that the battery in the car is failing. If the voltage is getting low enough from the battery failing, then this will occur. If the battery is fine, then one of...
Fobs replaced with new, but stopped working
Hello. I believe the key fob chip is the problem. Since the other parts on the key failed first, it is likely that the chip wasn't too far behind. Replacing the chip in the fob should fix your problem. I...
Key will lock doors and trunk, but not unlock doors on 2004 BMW 645Ci
Hi there. The first thing I would do is try another key to see if you get the same results from the key control. If the separate key works, then it is the key that is the problem. If...
Chrysler 300M won't start
Try to lock and unlock the door with the key to see if the alarm is deactivated properly. If you see the thief light on the dash still lit when you try and start it, then it is not deactivated...
Starter Issue?
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I believe it is possible that you may have a problem with your keyless entry module/receiver. If this control module is not working properly, this can prevent certain features that are activated by the key fob from working. These features...
Remote key will not lock or unlock doors - 2002 BMW 325
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Starting issues happening randomly, idling fine
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Sporadic issues with eletrical system of the car
Your vehicle has many technical bulletins that pertains to wiring issues with pins and connectors to various modules and control units in the vehicle. This issue is one that is hard to track down since it is an intermittent connection...
Door locks have to be unlocked manually, steering wheel screams
You have two different issues. The door lock actuators in the doors that have issues need to be replaced. The remotes may need to have the batteries replaced. The steering column actuator has a memory to the key or remote...
The car starts up and turn off immediately
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Issues with the unlocking doors using a remote
Try to use another remote to see if the problem happens still with that remote. Sometimes the remote button sticks and only holding the button will allow the other buttons to work. If another remote is being used, make...
Automatic locks on my car are locking/unlocking on their own
The body control module controls the locking function. If there is a conflict in one of the door locks that tells the module it is not closed or not locked, the module will cycle the locks. First, try replacing the...

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