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Q: Key turns in the ignition but car won't start

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When I turn the key, my car won't start. Plus, the controls to open the doors and trunk don't work. What's causing this?

A: The remote may need the battery replaced. T...

The remote may need the battery replaced. Try another good remote, or change the batteries in the remote. If this does not work, then you may have to get the antitheft system tested using the dealer’s scanner. This will test, and also reprogram the module, if it lost its programming.

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