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Does my 2008 Ford f150 need a chip key or does it have a PATS?

I have a 2008 Ford F-150 and I lost my key am I going to need a chip key to start it up or is there a PATS system?
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I changed my steering column on my ML320 and I can't get it to start

I have a 2001 ML320 I have changed out the steering column because I was told I could not change out the tumblers. Without my consent the locksmith pulled out my old column and I went and got one from ...
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Ignition lights turn on, engine won't crank. How to perform trouble shooting?

I have a 2001 Lexus RX300. Ignition seems to work, but the engine just doesn't crank. I'd like to fix this problem myself. Here's some details: When the key is turned to "on", the lights ...
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Golf 7 key stolen, which fuse to remove to disable car key reprogramming?

My Golf 7 key was stolen. I have reprogrammed my keys to disable the stolen one. The thief could still reprogram the stolen key as he can open the door using the hidden emergency door lock. Which fuse ...
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Audi A3 2005 Damaged ignition barrel?

I am experiencing a problem with starting my 2005 Audi A3. This morning I inserted the key into the ignition and could not switch it to the ON position. I could only switch it to the Accessory ...
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Why my KTM Duke 250 Speedometer turns on late after switching on the key?

My KTM Duke 250 speedometer turns on late, sometime after 9-10 seconds after switching on the motorcycle with the key. Earlier the speedometer used to load/appear instantly when the motorcycle was ...
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Car turns off if ignition is turned while driving

I have 2009 Lincoln Town Car (230000 miles). I have a very interesting problem. The car drives flawlessly. However, the dashboard lights turn on and off intermittently. (This seems to be can common ...
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Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540 wrong key issue

I reside in Luanda, Angola. I got a second hand Truck, an Mercedes-Benz Antos 2540. It is no longer recognizing its ignition Key. What to do please?
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CBR-600 F3 1998 Ignition Barrel Replacement

my lads CBR-600F3 1998 ignition barrel has got so badly corroded we can't use the existing key. Locksmith has had a look at it and can't do anything. So I am looking to replace the barrel. I've seen ...
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2003 Hummer H2 Coding an Ignition Lock Cylinder

Recently I had to drill out my ignition lock cylinder out because someone broke into my vehicle and drilled a hole into it. See the question about that here: 2003 Hummer H2 Ignition Lock Cylinder Has ...
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2003 Hummer H2 Ignition Lock Cylinder Has Hole Drilled into It from Car Thieves

Alright so my vehicle was broken into and they drilled a hole into the ignition lock cylinder. I am unable to turn the cylinder lock at all with my key. Putting a new ignition lock cylinder in seems ...
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Starting issues (turns over but doesn't fire) on a 2011 VW Routan (like Dodge Grand Caravan). Maybe electrical issues?

I just acquired a 2011 VW Routan. (It's like a Dodge Grand Caravan.) Sometimes, when you turn the key to start it, you can hear the engine vigorously turning over many times, but it just doesn't fire....
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Can I replace a 2007 VW Rabbit key's transponder chip?

My key fob was in really bad shape and I was replacing the outer shell. All was going well and working, but as I tried to get the glass transponder chip out of the old key, it shattered. Is there a ...
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I have lost my original key and keyfob to my 2006 Corvette

How can I start my Corvette without having to go to the dealership to get a new key? My money situation is tight, so I'm trying to find a way to start my car, without having to pop the clutch or order ...
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02 Buick Regal - key stuck in ignition when trying to start

Car is a 2002 Buick Regal GS. When I turn the key to the on position, the lights will come on, the gauges will activate, etc. but when I turn the key to start the vehicle, everything shuts off and the ...
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98 Ford Expedition not starting after new key?

Lost the key, used door key (not chipped) in ignition, it started then died. Replaced transponder on switch, still crank but no start. Dealer could not get new key to program, after several keys were ...
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If my Infinity/Nissan car key fob can unlock and lock the door but not start ignition

My car key unlocks and locks the doors of my G37, but can not start the car from the push button, nor when it is held touching the push button(or in receptacle). Because it can unlock the car, it ...
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2006 Honda Civic EX turned off wouldn't start, all lights work and windows but only clicks when ignition is turned over

Put new alternator on an the key has a chip but, the key was taped kind of when I got it. I just recently got the car an the person I got it from said it been sitting a little while. Dad she an her ...
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Lock Fob and lock button work only with ignition switch on: 2001 Infiniti 130t

Just got my 2001 Infinite i30t back from the shop. I have noticed that the fob and door button both now only work to lock and unlock the car with the key in the ignition switch and turned to the on ...
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is it possible to get a remote for 99 ml430 mercedes

i have a 99 ml430 mercedes recently purchased, only 1 key avail the valet key, after talking to many locksmiths and dealers in area [richmond,va]unable to get a remote for vehicle, found a new remote ...
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Renault Master immobiliser stays off, engine turning over but not firing

I have a 2003 Renault Master, which was left unused for about 4 months. The little light on the dashboard (between STOP and SERV) does not even go on. When I go to start it, the engine turns over but ...
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Ignition will not turn on a 2006 Kia Rio (manual)

[Disclaimer]: I know that most cars have four wheels and you put gas in it. So, a mechanic, I am not. (still waiting for transporters to become a reality) I have a 2006 Kia Rio with a manual ...
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Reprogram MB key fob

I have a new key fob for a 2012 MB E-class that I bought from MB for a spare. I am looking to purchase a 2012 MB CL550. Can I get the fob reprogrammed to the CL550?
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Key won't stay in run position

Friend asked me to troubleshoot his Ford Falcon Fairmont III. Car cranks and sparks but won't stay running. It only runs when you hold the key in the run position. Once you let go of the key, it ...
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1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue

currently troubleshooting 1999 Toyota Camry V6 automatic transmission ignition switch / ignition cylinder issue. Specific Problems: a. Opened driver door with the key out of the ignition (assuming ...
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Elantra Won't Start With New Key

I recently replaced a lost key and FOB for my 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The key will make the engine turn over but it won't start. The old key works fine.
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Honda Fit 2007 - one of the keys stopped working

We have two keys for this car, and both of them used to work fine until this week (mechanically, not remotely). Now, when one of them is inserted, the green key-light turns on the dashboard... It can ...
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2008 Hyundai Accent: DIY Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement without key programming?

Background: neither key would turn in the ignition after an hour of trying various things. Same/similar issue as in this thread, I think: https://www.reddit.com/r/Cartalk/comments/2pwlul/...
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Hyundai can't remove key

When switching car off unable to get key from the switch. The switch will not go past acc. point. Remove battery ground cable then able to switch to lock position and remove key.
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Spare hide-a-key for both access to the car and starting?

My wife and I have a pair of Chevy Volts. Mine is the 2018 model, hers is slightly older. Each came with a spare mechanical key in addition to the radio keys. The mechanical key can be used to open ...
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My spare key to my 2011 VW eso stopped working how do I reprogram it?

It is a keyless ignition, I tried YouTube but I couldn’t find what I needed can you help?
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2002 into 2001 ignition switch

Can I put a 2002 honda ignition switch into a 2001 honda civic? Would it work and fit? The original ignition switch is a little bigger and has more wires than that of the 2002.
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2001 honda civic key

Hi I just recently bought a used 2001 honda civic, my problem is when starting the car I have to shove the key in and turn hard in order for it to start. My friend wants to install a push start but I ...
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Drug something now key wont turn on my 05 clk320

i was driving down the hiway and a trash can flew off bk of a guys truck like a 12 gallon kitchen on, i ran over it and drug it, i exited off and it came out, i then got bk on the hiway and as i was ...
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Yamaha FZ6 S2 - dead after key duplication

I've only had my used 08 bike for a week - first bike. It came with only a master key which I used to ride 2 days ago and I left the ignition in lock position. Today I had a copy made in the local ...
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Ignition wont turn on Volvo 2005 s40, existing key broke into ignition

I ordered a new remote key and the tech said that he cant program the key unless he can turn the ignition, is that true? Or can we program the new key with the old existing code, i didnt lose the ...
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Key buttons not working

I have a 1999 model bmw e46 320i. Both My key remote buttons open the doors, windows and trunk. The buttons on both keys however does not lock the car again resulting the windows not to close while ...
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key doesn't turn smoothly in the ignition

I have a 2014 Toyota Yaris LE automatic. I have noticed lately when I insert the key and turn to start the car it's a bit rough not smooth as it used to be. The key turns no problem and the car starts,...
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2006 Subaru outback station wagon

I have 2006 subaru outback station wagon,my key wont turn the steering wheel is lock and the gears wont change and ideas of what could be wrong?
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On what frequency range do keyless entry fobs transmit?

In other words, if I wanted to create a receiver that would detect a nearby fob, what would I need to listen for? Is it within the Bluetooth range of 2.402 GHz to 2.480 GHz range?
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Immobilizer ring not detecting key chip in warm weather

I have had this peculiar problem since buying my Renault Master, 3 years ago. The immobilizer usually works fine however if I park the van in the hot sun, when I try to start it, I get the ...
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Kia Rio doesn't start sometimes

is it common for 2012 Kia Rio to intermittently start. when my problem started the key wouldn't go all the way into the ignition. I would have to jiggle it to get it all the way in or it wouldn't turn....
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After valve cover gasket r&r, 2003 Cadillac CTS won't start, shift gears or release key

The radio / clock / display says my battery is at 12.1v. Everything else electronic seems to be okay. There's no dashboard indication of a security lockdown. Some research suggests that a bad ...
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Can I switch my electronic ignition to one which uses a key?

I have 2007 Mercedes C230 the ignition system is broken, not the key or FOB. The repair quote is $1400 to fix that one problem. I need brakes and a few other things as well. Looking at Kelly Blue book ...
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My Volvo XC90 will start without key in the vicinity

My XC90 2016 Volvo starts without the key in the vicinity. Stopped at station and spouse went off to shop. Turned off engine. pumped gas, turned on engine and picked up spouse who thought I was stuck ...
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What exactly is key programming?

If my understanding is correct, the term to "program a key" is misleading as you program a device in the car rather than the key. I'm primarily talking about transponders for immobilizers. Remote ...
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Replacement/Copy of 70s Honda Key

I bought a 1972 Honda CB750 and the key that came with it is a weird little key. I'm guessing this is the way they were made back then. I would really like to get a copy of the key so I have more than ...
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Anyway to ditch keyless ignition for ignition that uses a key?

Keyless ignition seems like mostly a bad thing to me (they seem more unsafe and prone to complications than a simple key-based ignition). The vehicles I'm interested in are starting to come with ...
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Electronics work fine, but engine won't start

When I use the main key for the car (Opel Zafira B, 2007, manual), the electronics turn on but the engine won't start. It won't even make a noise as if it was trying to start. With the spare key, ...
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Car starts with remote, does not start with key

2007 Vibe, starts with remote start but does not start with key. This started after replacing dead battery a few months ago. It is as if it does recognize the is there. Not sure what to check.
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