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Remote starters are great for those frigid mornings when you want to slide into a nice and toasty vehicle for the drive to work. However, before you rush out and purchase one, there are...
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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...
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Have you ever gone out to your car on a cold winter morning and wished that the windows were already defrosted? With a remote starter kit, you can start the engine from...
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.

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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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Battery draining and charging - 2007 Jaguar XK
Yes, it is safe to attach a battery charger to the trunk power lugs. Just make sure nothing metallic can touch both lugs at once to avoid a short, and possible fire. You might consider attaching a "trickle-charger" to 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Starter Issue?
You should have the vehicle scanned to see if the computer says it is in park or neutral. If the transmission sensor does not indicate park then the computer will not allow it to crank. You should check to see...
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Door locks and hazard lights unresonsive
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...
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Remote key will not lock or unlock doors - 2002 BMW 325
Have the battery in the remote changed and visit your local bmw dealer for the possibility the key and remote may need to be reprogrammed or updated.
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Factory remote start chirps once and doesn't start but starts when I hold key beside ignition?
Hi there. First check the remote battery and make sure that it is working. If the battery has not been changed for a long time, I suggest replacing the battery first. If you still have the same problem then the...
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Remote start will not turn off the engine.
Hi there. Keep the key in the on position, step on the brake pedal. The remote should change from remote start mode to ignition on mode. if it doesn't, open up the remote start module. Check the fuses under the...
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My car dies while driving and now it won't even crank. The lights still come on though.
There seems to be a combination of problems going on with your vehicle. First thing to address is whether you want to keep the aftermarket remote start. If not, the ignition switch system needs to be restored. Bypassing the remote...
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My car's ignition switch is not working properly
This may be related to the contacts inside the ignition switch not working properly. This is a common problem in many cars. Over time, as you turn the key repeatedly, the contacts that transmit current to the ignition tend to...
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I have a kill switch on my car and the remote broke and I can't find how to disconnect the kill switch. It's an aftermarket
Hey there. If the system is an aftermarket type, then you would need to have the entire system removed or the system replaced with a new system. These systems all hook up a little different and only after looking at...
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Car alarm and remote control
Hi. This is a rare problem to have installing a good battery should not make the alarm system go off. I think there my be a problem with the alarm system shutting your car down because something has shorted the...
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I lost my key and remote - can I program a new key myself?
Hello - unfortunately no. Modern electronic-key security systems differ from one manufacturer to the next, and each has specialized equipment for programming and setting options on remotes and electronic keys. This equipment is also not usually available to non-dealer service...
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Lost car remote
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Yes you can get another remote and program it to match your vehicle, but make sure that the remote is programmed to the VIN of the vehicle if you tend to get it from...
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Remote key is not working
Hello. The symptoms you are experiencing can be caused by a few things. The first thing I would do is make sure that the remote key fob is not low on battery. A low battery can cause the remote, and...
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Door locks but does not unlock with key remote
If the door unlocks with the remote, then the car and the keys are communicating, so there has to be another fault that is preventing the lock from working correctly. It could be a problem with the door lock module,...

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