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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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If I am going to buy a remote starter for my 2012 Ford Escape, do I need to buy a certain model or kind?
Hi there. For the remote starter key fobs for your vehicle, you can buy them at any local parts retail shops. I recommend buying a remote start key fob from the dealership or a shop that deals with OEM parts....
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Car Won't Start
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle is having some sort of malfunction with the security system. It may be possible that the security system is enabled and preventing the vehicle from starting. This may or...
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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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What if I don't have the convenience option?
Hi there. You can get a remote that has the options to turn on the heater, seat heater, air conditioning, or defroster. If your remote has the functions but they do not work, then you may have to reprogram the...
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My command start on my truck beeps twice loudly. Like to stop it if at all possible.
Hi there. Locate the controller to the remote start system and follow the wiring to the horn or chirp device. Then, remove the battery cable and cut the wire to the horn or chirp device and re-route the wire to...
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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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How do turn off the 'horn beep' function on a mopar aftermarket remote start in a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee?
If you do not have the publications and manual that came with the system, you may inquire about them at the dealer or look it up online so you have the manual for the system. If this is not a...
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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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My remote lock not responding.
Hi there. The battery in the key fob remote has depleted out and needs replaced. Then after replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will have to reprogram the remote to your vehicle to make the doors lock...
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Car alarm goes off every time when unlocking with a factory remote (remote auto start installed).
Hi there. After replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will need to reprogram the remote to the vehicle. This is why the alarm is being tripped for the computer is not recognizing the remote. If you need...
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Hi I have a chevy j1 2010 model. My remote is jamed and I can't start my car. It shuts off my fuel how can I reset my alarm to start the vehicle.
Hi there. The remote will need to be repaired or replaced and then the new remote would need to be programmed to match the computer system in your vehicle. Then your vehicle will start up properly. If you need further...
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No heat or cool with the remote start.
Hi there. You could have the power wires with the heating and air conditioning system connected to the remote switch to allow them to come on when the vehicle is started. If the system is not allowing you to have...
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My check engine engine light is on and the computer (ECM) said it's a crank sensor problem.
Check the crankshaft position sensor and see if there is a loose wire or if the remote wiring is disabling the sensor. If the wiring is good and the sensor is hooked up properly, then I recommend replacing the crankshaft...

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