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Door will not unlock

Hi. If the door stopped working after it was shut hard, then the door lock actuator rod may have come off of the actuator or the actuator failed. It can also be due to the main switch assembly failing. Both...

Cant start my car.

The battery in the remote may have to be replaced. The remote batteries only last around 8 years and tend to lessen the time if the keys are dropped. I suggest replacing the battery in the remote and reprogramming the...

2004 Chevrolet Impala SS Security Light

Either the key fob remote's battery is going out causing the immobilizer system to trip the security or the immobilizer system control is not responding. I recommend replacing the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-replacement) in the key fob remote and programming the remote...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/electric-problems-inspection). Bypassing the...

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...

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...

1997 toyota corolla remote for kill switch broken, how to disable it?

If your key fob remote stopped working most likely the battery (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/battery-replacement) failed and needs replaced. You cannot disable the remote ignition if its designed by the manufacture, however, if you have a remote starter switch that is aftermarket, then...

Remote start stopped working and check engine light went on.

Hi there. The codes are referring that that both banks on the engine are reading a lean condition. For a lean condition to occur, the fuel system is not functioning properly. Check the fuel pump, fuel pump relay, and the...

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...

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 (https://www.reference.com/vehicles/program-mercedes-key-427a6da055aad7aa) to your vehicle to make the doors...

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...

Lost car remote

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Yes you can get another remote (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-purchase-a-remote-keyless-entry-system-for-cars-by-brady-klopfer) and program it to match your vehicle, but make sure that the remote is programmed to the VIN (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-to-decode-a-vin-vehicle-identification-number-by-jason-unrau) of the vehicle if you tend to get...

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...

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...

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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