Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Security feature not letting car start

asked by on

My car won't start. There is a red light flashing, and I was told it's a security feature that makes it think it's stolen, and has to be reset. I've tried disconnecting the battery, but that didn't work.

A: There are a couple of TSB's for the wir...

There are a couple of TSB's for the wireless control module to be reprogrammed or replaced. Both of these items would have to be done at a dealer who has the equipment and software to read codes, and flash the wireless controller, or replace it, if necessary.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: TBA114357853000

Hey there: In many cases, the failure of the blower motor to actually blow air into the cabin is caused by a blower motor resistor. This component is usually installed behind the dashboard or underneath the blower motor and can...

Q: Replace a oil pump

Replacing an oil pump involves dropping down the front sub frame and then removing the oil pan. You will need to support the engine and transmission assembly. The important question here is: why are you replacing the pump? ...

Q: My Check Engine Light is on and will not turn off

It is possible that the recirculation of the oil back into the intake could be causing an issue, if the amount is excessive. However, without reading any troubleshooting codes, there would be no way to confirm why the Check Engine...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...