Q: Lights work but vehicle won't start.

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The car does not crank. The lights come on, but the vehicle will not even turn over.

You may have a defective code key. Try another key to see if this is the problem or the ignition cylinder may have a problem reading the code key. I recommend trying the different key or having a qualified mechanic check the reason for the no start.

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