Why does my key fob lock but not unlock?

If it unlocks the door, the problem may be a weak battery in the key fob, or a problem in the keyless entry antenna or wiring.

The key fob itself could be defective or have a bad unlock button.

Try the lock button, trunk release button or panic button.

If the other buttons work, the problem is a bad unlock button.

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Why won't my key fob unlock my car?

Open the fob and replace the battery.If it unlocks the door, the problem may be a weak battery in the key fob, or a problem in the keyless entry antenna or wiring.The key fob itself could be defective or have a bad unlock button.Try the lock button, trunk release button or panic button.

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Why does my car not detect my key fob?

On some vehicles, all you have to do is press the dead key fob against the start button to start your engine.If the spare key fob does not start the engine, the problem isn't a dead key fob battery or defective fob.The problem is in the keyless entry system, Start button circuitry or possibly the...

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Why does my key fob not work after replacing battery?

If your car key remote works after replacing the battery, then you're done.If it doesn't, then there could be another problem with the remote, like broken battery contacts or a problem with the buttons.It's also possible that your vehicle may have forgotten your fob, in which case you will need t...

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Why does my car say key fob not detected?

On some vehicles, all you have to do is press the dead key fob against the start button to start your engine.If the spare key fob does not start the engine, the problem isn't a dead key fob battery or defective fob.The problem is in the keyless entry system, Start button circuitry or possibly the...

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Why is my key fob not working?

The most common problem with these car key fobs is that the batteries just go dead over time, in which case replacing the battery should fix the problem.Take the key fob apart and check for broken contacts or misaligned buttons.Reprogram your remote yourself or have a professional do it.

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Why does my passenger door not open when use key fob on my mini 2002?

It can have a dead battery, is faulty, or needs to be reprogrammed(usually after work was performed or battery changed).

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Why won't my remote lock or unlock central locking but remote still sets alarm?

check the remote and the connections in the vehicle..or mabey you bought a faulty alarm system.

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What is wrong when key and key fob won't unlock driver door on a 2004 Toyota Tacoma but the passenger door locks will open and close?

You could be looking at a failed actuator, failed linkages, or faulty wiring. Either way, you're gonna have to take that door trim off and do some diagnosis... or leave it to a professional. Are you able to manually lock and unlock the door? If so, you've scratched linkages off the list. I'd move...

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Why does you alarm not lock or unlock doors?

because it is set for security purposes ONLY

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Why does your key open the door but not lock it?

Because your key is SEN

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Why does my car lock and unlock itself?

All the central locking systems, no matter how simple or complex, can suffer this problem when they lose the signal.Faulty door sensors can also cause this problem, and until they are replaced, the system will continue to act up.This, too can make the doors to lock and unlock while you are driving.

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Why does my car lock itself when I unlock it?

All the central locking systems, no matter how simple or complex, can suffer this problem when they lose the signal.Faulty door sensors can also cause this problem, and until they are replaced, the system will continue to act up.This, too can make the doors to lock and unlock while you are driving.

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Why has my key fob stopped working?

The most common problem with these car key fobs is that the batteries just go dead over time, in which case replacing the battery should fix the problem.Take the key fob apart and check for broken contacts or misaligned buttons.Reprogram your remote yourself or have a professional do it.

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Will car lock with key fob inside?

If it's a keyless entry AND a keyless start, anyone can drive off with your car anytime they want if you leave the fob inside.If it's only keyless entry, then locking the doors would be pointless.If you are talking about a modern push to start fob you probably can't lock the car with the fob inside.

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Why do my power locks keep locking and unlocking?

All the central locking systems, no matter how simple or complex, can suffer this problem when they lose the signal.Faulty door sensors can also cause this problem, and until they are replaced, the system will continue to act up.This, too can make the doors to lock and unlock while you are driving.

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You can lock and unlock your vectra 2.5 v6 with your key not with your button?

Replace the battery in your button

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Why has my car key fob stopped working?

The most common problem with these car key fobs is that the batteries just go dead over time, in which case replacing the battery should fix the problem.Take the key fob apart and check for broken contacts or misaligned buttons.Reprogram your remote yourself or have a professional do it.

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Why will car not unlock with remote key?

There's a signal transmitter inside the key which needs power. Change the battery.

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Why are my doors locking and unlocking by themselves?

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How do you unlock a steering wheel It is locked and the key will not work?

This is called torque lock, and is caused when you remove the key when you have the wheel turned hard. Avoid this by letting go of the steering wheel before you turn the car off.It also can be in a bind. Pull the wheel hard in each direction, while turning the key.Put the key into ignition. Next,...

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Why is my gear shifter locked .my car is started but will not shift into gear?

the brake interlock press on the brake to release it

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How do I reset my key fob?

Press and hold the "Lock" button on the key in the ignition and on any additional fob remote car starters you may have.Turn the key to the "Off" position.Do this within ten seconds of turning the key to the "On" position for the fourth time.Remove the key from the ignition.

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Can you lock your key fob in the car?

With this feature, drivers can lock and unlock the car just by touching the door handles -- without using the key fob at all.Once inside, drivers can start their vehicle the press of a button or, in some cases, the twist of a knob.

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When I open my car door lock with key should all the doors also unlock too?

Typically, when you turn the key once in the driver's door, it unlocks the driver's door. If you turn the key twice, it unlocks all the doors.

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Can I program my own key fob?

It will be possible to program a key fob on your own.Each car is going to have a very distinct programming method.You will need to have a blank remote, and the proper instructions for programming it.If the remote is not blank and has been previously programmed to another car, then this will not w...

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Why does your after market car alarm not lock or unlock doors?

Most should. It is possible that you alarm in not correctly installed with the proper relays.

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Why is my car not unlocking?

The key fob battery is dead: This is one of the most common reasons why your car door lock is not working.If your locks aren't working, replacing the battery in the key fob could solve the issue.A fuse is blown: If one door doesn't work, but others do, the problem could be a blown fuse.

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How can you unlock your car with keys locked inside?

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Does AutoZone program key fobs?

Well yes and no.AutoZone and many of the other big box auto parts retailers do have car remotes and key fobs to sell.They come with instructions to self-program those remotes in.Some stores will help you with that programming.

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How do I reprogram my key fob?

How to program a new remote key fob for Ford: After you have your new key fob, get in the vehicle with the fob and the actual key, and close the doors.Turn the key into an “on” position and press the lock button on the new key fob, then turn the key back into the “off” position.

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Key fob remote won't workchanged batteries but still won't work?

If the fob hasn't been used in a long time, and another one was being used, the keyless entry system simply needs to be programmed to 'see' the fob's codes again. The instructions for this are usually in the owner's manual. If you don't have an owner's manual, try calling a dealership and asking;...

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How do you unlock your car when the key fob dies?

If your keyless entry works with a START button and there's no mechanical key slot, there's still a way to start the car.Use the key fob to push the START button.Some manufacturers have a backup system that allows this method to work if the key fob battery is dead.

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Can't unlock doors with ignition key Is there a separate door lock key for 1999 durango?

This vehicle used one key from the factory.

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Why is my car not locking?

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Why is my door not locking?

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How do I unlock my key ignition?

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Why are my automatic locks not working?

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Why does my starter spin but not engage?

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Why does my car go in reverse but not drive?

The car will reverse but not go forward because of worn out solenoids, clutches, or gears.Transmission is likely to be the root cause.Transmission Fluid – Low level of fluid is a potential reason for making the car moving to reverse only.Check the level when the engine is hot and the vehicle runs...

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How can I disable my car with key fob?

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Why will car shift but not lock into a gear?

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Why are automatic locks locking and unlocking while driving?

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Why does my car start but not stay running?

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Why is my car key not working?

Another reason that your car keys might not be working might be because the batteries in your key fob or keyless entry remote are out of juice.When you do realize that your car key is not working because of worn out key fob batteries, the simple solution is to find the right batteries and then re...

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Why does my dims work but not brights?

Could be a fuse fault, switch fault, or wiring fault.First, be sure the high beam bulbs and fuses are good. From there I would suspect the high/low beam switch is bad or out of adjustment. Really need the year, make and model to add further possibilities.

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Why does my car rev high but not accelerate?

No, a clogged fuel filter would not explain an engine that is revving at high RPMs without the car moving at an appropriate speed.The most likely explanation would be a failing transmission if it is of the automatic variety, or a slipping clutch if it has a manual transmission.

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Can a bad key fob cause car not to start?

On some vehicles, all you have to do is press the dead key fob against the start button to start your engine.If the spare key fob does not start the engine, the problem isn't a dead key fob battery or defective fob.The problem is in the keyless entry system, Start button circuitry or possibly the...

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Will a dead key fob cause car not to start?

On some vehicles, all you have to do is press the dead key fob against the start button to start your engine.If the spare key fob does not start the engine, the problem isn't a dead key fob battery or defective fob.The problem is in the keyless entry system, Start button circuitry or possibly the...

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How do I start my RAM without a key fob?

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How do you unlock door with key not working?

What you can do is use a credit card. That's what I use.

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How do I reprogram my Jeep key fob?

Insert the physical key into the ignition and turn to the first position WITHOUT starting the engine.Insert the key fob programmer into the OBD/DLC port under the steering column near the pedals.On the key fob, press the lock and unlock buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.Press the unlock button...

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Why will key not turn or unlock steering wheel on ford F-150?

Wiggle the steering wheel at the same time you try to turn the key. It may just be lodged against a stopping point.

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Why would the power door locks open but not lock. 99ford explorer.?

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Key fob wont work?

Well that question is too general. What year and what make is the vehicle? Is it a brand new key fob? If it is brand new it may need to be programed to the vehicle. The battery may be dead in the fob. The fob may also have a broken contact inside of it. I recommend taking your key fob and vehicle...

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How do I reset my car key fob?

Press and hold the "Lock" button on the key in the ignition and on any additional fob remote car starters you may have.Turn the key to the "Off" position.Do this within ten seconds of turning the key to the "On" position for the fourth time.Remove the key from the ignition.

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How do I program my new Chrysler key fob?

How to Program a Key Fob for a Chrysler Turn your car's engine off and turn the ignition to the key "run" position. Press and hold the "unlock" button on your functional key fob. Release both buttons simultaneously.

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How do I reprogram my remote start key fob?

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Why does my horn not honk when I lock my car?

Your car is set by default to honk the horn when you lock your doors with the remote.Press both the lock and unlock buttons on your remote for two seconds.Watch for the hazard lights to flash three times.Lock the doors and confirm that the horn does not sound.

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Why does my horn not beep when I lock my car?

Your car is set by default to honk the horn when you lock your doors with the remote.Press both the lock and unlock buttons on your remote for two seconds.Watch for the hazard lights to flash three times.Lock the doors and confirm that the horn does not sound.

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Why the keyless entry will not lock or unlock the doors?

One reason that your keyless entry may not work is that the battery is dead, take it an auto parts store and have the keyless entry battery replaced. If that does not fix it you will need to take it to the dealer to have the keyless entry reprogrammed.

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How do I know if my key fob is working?

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Why does my seatbelt lock?

The speed at which you pull the belt.In its very simplest form the seatbelt is rolled up somewhere and that roll has some teeth that go outwards if it turns too fast and grab into locks/notches in the surrounding metal.Seat belts have a locking mechanism that locks the seat belt if it's pulled qu...

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Does wrapping my key fob in tin foil stop car thieves?

However, there is one way that such an attack could be stopped, wrapping the key fob in tin foil, former FBI security expert Holly Hubert told Detroit Free Press.The tin foil can act as a "Faraday cage", with the metal case stopping the signal to stop electrostatic signals.

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Why does your kia drivers side door not unlock?

Your Kia driver's side door might not unlock because of a damaged linkage between the inside door handle and the latch itself. You might also have a problem with the fuse that controls the electronic locks.

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Renault clio spare key starts car but proper key does not you have lost the spare?

call a dealer, or the web site. have the VIN ready they will need it. The vin and key patterns are kept. usually you can order one from the company. hope it helps. duboff

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Why wont my key open the door lock of my Mercedes 190e 1986?

Check to see if it opens any other door or trunk is it does then that lock may be bad. there may be something stuck or have some kind of debree in there. if none work it may be that key may not be original to the car, meaning that somewhere along the cars life the ignition lock has been replaced....

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How do you unlock a car when the keys are locked inside?

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What does fob STAND FOR to car keys?

Frequency Operated Button

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How do i unlock my k5 tailgate without the key?

a brick :pnahh hit up a locksmith

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Key fob radio frequencies?

Most work between 300 MHz to 450 MHz.

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How can you unlock 2004 pickup with keys locked inside truck?

Call AAA or break a window.

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What do I do if I locked keys in 1998 lesabre while running and spare key won't unlock it?

ur in a lot of trouble

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How do I unlock my car door without a key?

Use this to unlock your car when you lock your keys inside.According to YouTuber assertivecrystalgg45, all you need is a door stop or wooden wedge and a long metal rod.To break in, simply insert the wedge into the top part of the driver's side door until it makes a small opening.

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Why does my tail light work but not my brake light?

Malfunctioning Light Bulbs A blown or fused bulb is the most basic reason behind a faulty brake light.If the bulb used in the brake light has gone faulty it will not work when you depress the brakes.This way your taillight will work but when you brake, your brake lights won't work.

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Why after unlocking my door on my Volkswagen polo will it not open?

It sounds like your Polo suffers from Stubborness, or it may be frozen shut, or maybe there is something stopping the door from opening such as a lamp-post, wheelie bin.

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What battery does a 2011 Honda Pilot key fob use?

In order to replace the battery you will have to remove the old one. Once you do that you will see exactly the battery you need.

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What does it cost to have a key fob programmed?

The cost of replacing an electronic key fob can range from $50 to over $100, depending on the automaker or complexity of the design.All key fobs need to be programmed.Some dealerships will do it for free, while others will charge a half-hour to an hour of labor.There is a way around this fee, how...

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Why does my seat belt lock up?

When your car stops abruptly the force causes the weight on the bottom to move forward quickly.This causes the top of the pendulum to move backwards and lock into the teeth of the spool.Once the top of the pendulum is locked into the teeth, the spool cannot spin and it is unable to let out any mo...

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Can AutoZone program key fobs?

Well yes and no.AutoZone and many of the other big box auto parts retailers do have car remotes and key fobs to sell.They come with instructions to self-program those remotes in.Some stores will help you with that programming.

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How much does it cost to install a key fob?

If you lose the key and fob, you can expect a dealer replacement and programming to cost $200 or more, depending on the vehicle and the key's design.A Lexus dealer quoted $374 for a new key, fob, and programming, and a BMW dealer said replacement keyless fobs could be as much as $500, depending o...

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Can key fobs be hacked?

Relay hack Always-on key fobs present a serious weakness in your car's security.As long as your keys are in range, anyone can open the car and the system will think it's you.

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Can key fobs be tracked?

New key fob technology helps you track down lost keys.If you spend way too long each day searching for lost keys, purses or kids, technology has come to the rescue.Two start-up companies have produced plastic fobs with Bluetooth technology that can be located using a smartphone application.

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How do you reset a key fob?

Press and hold the "Lock" button on the key in the ignition and on any additional fob remote car starters you may have.Turn the key to the "Off" position.Do this within ten seconds of turning the key to the "On" position for the fourth time.Remove the key from the ignition.

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Your ford explorer 1998 has a switch on the drivers side door that controls both the lock and unlock buttons The switch works for the unlock but not the lock How do you fix it?

The wiring or the locking mechanism may be damaged in your ford explorer. You need to take it to an auto shop to have diagnostic testing done.

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How do you open Saab 93 passenger door with the key there is a key hole but the car key is a fob type remote?

The key fob splits apart when you depress the Saab logo and pull the top of the key from the bottom. It's design allows entry when the vehicle/fob battery is dead.Hope this helps.See your owners guide for detail.I wanted to add that when you do use the key to unlock the door be prepared to hear y...

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Can you reprogram a Ford key fob?

Step-by-Step Programming Instructions Press the UNLOCK button on the driver-side door.Next, turn the ignition from OFF to RUN 8 times.Your car may not have keyless entry if you still can't get the doors locks to cycle.) Press any button on the Ford remote to be programmed.

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Will car shut off without key fob?

It's a mistake that's made easier by modern keyless ignition systems, which allow drivers to start and shut off their vehicle with the press of a button.The car key -- really just a key fob -- can remain in a purse or pocket.

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How do you resync a key fob?

Press and hold the "Lock" button on the key in the ignition and on any additional fob remote car starters you may have.Turn the key to the "Off" position.Do this within ten seconds of turning the key to the "On" position for the fourth time.Remove the key from the ignition.

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Can you reprogram a Chevy key fob?

You can program or reprogram your keyless-entry FOB system in just minutes from your vehicle.Programming requires only your ignition key and your keyless remote itself and you will be ready to use the device immediately with your car, truck or SUV.

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Why does ac work but not heater?

AC and heater are 2 different systems. The heater works by channeling fluid from your radiator to a heater core usually located under your dash. Heater may not work due to blockage in the line from the radiator or the heater core under your dash may be faulty.

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Why my car low beam works but not high beam?

You could have a fault stalk switch, a wiring fault, or a defective high beam relay. If the high beam circuit is fused separately, it could also be a fuse.Check the fuses and bulbs. The year, make and model vehicle info would help.You need to replace the bulbs in the lights.

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Why is my car running hot but not overheating?

Thermostat: Another possible issue could be a problem with the thermostat.A vehicle's thermostat is responsible for regulating the amount of coolant flowing through the engine.A broken or malfunctioning one can easily cause your car to overheat.If your vehicle has low oil, it might be causing you...

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Why is my car smoking but not overheating?

The Oil Filler Cap White smoke coming from hood of car not overheating is a common issue in older engines.Older engines produce more hot spots, which make the car smoking under hood but not overheating.Worn out piston rings and clogged PCV tube or valve are the culprits that cause this smoking i...

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Why is my truck cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.If the belt is okay, the problem is no fuel.Listen for the electric fuel pump in the fuel tank to make a buzzing noise when the ignition is turned on (you may have to open the gas cap to hear ...

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Why is my engine smoking but not overheating?

The Oil Filler Cap White smoke coming from hood of car not overheating is a common issue in older engines.Older engines produce more hot spots, which make the car smoking under hood but not overheating.Worn out piston rings and clogged PCV tube or valve are the culprits that cause this smoking i...

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Why is my car turning but not starting?

If a vehicle "turns over" but won't start, there is probably NOTHING WRONG with your starter, battery, or alternator.Cars that won't start when the engine is turned over by the starter usually have either a fuel supply problem or a no spark problem.A broken timing belt or chain can also stop your...

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Why is my car leaking antifreeze but not overheating?

Blown Head Gasket If a head gasket fails it may cause a serious coolant leak and overheating or may be a small leak that is hard to detect.Worse yet the coolant may try to mix with your engine oil.If this happens you'll likely lose all compression and make it so you cannot drive your car.

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Why is my car cranking but not starting?

If there's a spark when the engine is cranked, it has ignition.The problem is either fuel or compression.Use your AutoTap Express DIY to look for an RPM signal from the Crankshaft Position sensor while cranking the engine.A bad Crankshaft Position sensor is a common cause of no starts.

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Why is my AC running but not cooling?

There are a couple of reasons for ice buildup in your AC — dirty coils or filters resulting in poor airflow, or a lack of refrigerant.If that doesn't get the unit blowing cold air again, it could be refrigerant levels are low (see below).

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Will a dead key fob battery cause a car to not start?

No, You do not need a key fob to start a car. When starting a car, you put the key in the ignition and turn. Power comes from car battery, not from the key fob battery!

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