Questions tagged [key]

A key is an instrument that is used to operate a lock. A key is usually intended to operate one specific lock or a small number of locks that are keyed alike, so each lock requires a unique key. The key serves as a security token for access to the locked area; only persons having the correct key can open the lock and gain access.

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Remote key fob doesn't work unless the steering wheel is locked?

I recently bought a 2010 Golf Plus (based on Golf Mk6), and I'm having a weird problem. The dealer gave me a classic remote key fob, but he also made another key without the remote function, just a ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) How to make it beep when I lock the doors?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QBYQS7C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_4N-5Db43Z8A1Y I just bought this new key and programmed it for my truck, but this new fob doesn’t make it beep when I lock the doors like the ...
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(2004 Lincoln Navigator) Trying to replace the key fob. Does the FCC ID have to match exactly for the new one to work?

The key fob I have right has the FCCID #CWTWB1U551 The third-party key fob I want to replace it with has the FCCID #CWTWB1U331 Will that key fob work with my vehicle? This is the key I want to buy: ...
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KEY LIGHT HOLE STAYING ON📍

2004 Toyota Sienna keg light is staying on after I take my keys out of the ignition why could this be ?
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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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The remote will not open any doors until I have opened drivers door with key

From outside, all doors will lock except drivers side door lock, using the remote. I can lock drivers side with key only. Then I cannot unlock any of the doors without using the key - or once I open ...
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How to replace a missing key to a 2003 Mercedes C230?

I am missing the key that goes inside of the (key)fob to a 2003 Mercedes C230. My question is: Can I just replace the metal key that is missing, that goes inside of the housing of a (key)fob, or am I ...
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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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my car's keyless remote fob only works when outside of the pcb housing

I'm not sure how to attempt to fix this, so my "clicker" for my Peugeot 107 hadn't worked for a few weeks and I decided to open it up, I found that clicking the buttons when the PCB is apart from the ...
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Nissan 2011 Key fob question

I have this strange issue with my 2011 Nissan Altima Key fob. It works intermittently. Here's what I have tried: Replaced keyfob battery, twice. The same issue happens with my current key fob and ...
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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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How to program a new key fob for VW Polo 2007?

I just bought a new key from an online shop for my car (VW Polo 2007). The key blade works fine, but I haven't been able to program the key fob. I have tried various ways to do it (e.g. here), but ...
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VW Remote Starter Retrofit

I have a 2007 VW Golf City (Canadian car based off of the MK IV platform with the 2.0L engine), and it's a fantastic little car. Has power windows, cruise control, rear window and mirror defrosters, ...
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Cloning Kia Picanto key with Zed Bull Programmer

Not so long ago i bought a second hand Kia Picanto, but unlikely it came with only one key. Cloning this kind of key seemed preety expensive, so i did a small research about key cloning, since ...
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How to using a key to unlock my hyundai i20 locked with the push button fob

I had 2 key fobs with 3 buttons. One fob got broken and I replaced it with a key. The key works but when the car has been locked by the fob and the alarm activated the alarm is not deactivated when ...
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Driver's side lock won't unlock

I have a 1999 ford explorer sport. I have always had a bit of difficulty with the locks, but it has always worked. Recently, The driver's side door lock will not turn all the way to unlock itself, ...
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2005 Camry Key Doesnt unlock door but fob does after DIY actuator replacement

I have a 2005 Toyota Camry and my driver door actuator failed. I bought a replacement part, removed the panel and replaced it as I had seen done. The lock works great when using the key fob, interior ...
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VW Polo TDI new key not working properly

VW Polo TDI , key flip broke and i bought a new case and transferred the chip circuit and key blade to the new case from the old one . Remote is working , i can unlock and lock the door from outside . ...
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Move chip from old key to new BMW E46

So I have a 2001 BMW E46 330Ci. The key to the car is pretty busted and currently works with tape holding it together. So I got a new key off eBay, and had it cut so it matches. I did the whole hold ...
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clone transponder

Is it possible to clone a 134.2 kHz transponder for a car? I see there are quite inexpensive projects for readers, and I was wondering if the encoding is such that the transponder I have for my car ...
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Volvo remote key id

The 2011 xc60 has 3 programmed keys. One is lost, I know the id number of one that was programmed to replace the lost one. But now the car has 3 keys. Is there a way to find the other one that exists ...
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Car key will not unlock car with buttons only with key after a battery change

My car key battery died. I changed it but now it won’t unlock my car with the buttons on the key but I can open the car with the key itself. It’s a Seat Alhambra 2.0 2006. The red light on the key ...
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Key fob stopped working

I have a 2010 Mercedes GLK 350, and my key fob has stopped working. I cannot lock or unlock doors nor start car. Today at several different stops the car would not lock right away after stopping -- ...
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2003 jetta chip key programming

I have a 2003 vw jetta which I have lost key for. I have bought the new chip key and was wondering if I can program it myself and what do I need?
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What happen when the key is half-turned (KL30?)

The question itself is pretty basic but I'm not sure how to title it: What happens when you get the key from position 0 (turned off) to the moment when the battery "kicks in" and the dashboard ...
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ALL car keys have stopped working

I have a 10 year old Lexus RX400 which was working perfectly yesterday however today I can't unlock it. I've tried all 3 keys and none of them will work. The red light on the key flashes when I ...
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Toyota Master and Valet Keys don't work

Three weeks ago I went to a 2 weeks bussines trip and I lost my key (master, with controls) the day I went to the airport but I noticed it until I came back home last saturday. The vehicle (Toyota ...
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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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how do I replace the lock cylinder on my truck

I would like to know how to replace the ignition lock cylinder on my 76 chevy pickup. This is a restoration project which i dont have any key for.
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lost key for 76 chevy pickup

I would like to know how to stArt my 76 chevy pickup without a key. The steering column is not locked but the ignition switch will not turn. It is a four speed standard transmission. I dont have ...
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My remote key isn’t working to unlock my doors

I own a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix. My remote key isn’t working to unlock my doors sometimes, but it always opens my trunk easily when I press it. Sometimes I have to press the unlock button over and ...
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Starting the car

I just bought a new Honda Civic 2018 LX, and I was wondering: When inserting the key into the ignition, should I wait on the ON position until the lights settle before starting the engine?
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Security lug nut key with a rotating washer on top

I have lost my security log nut remover for a 2010 VW Routan station wagon, and it has a rotating washer in the front I tried every tire shop possible to remove it they said they cant, I don't know ...
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Peugeot fob buttons central locking not working

Remote fob central locking is not working in Peugeot 307 from 2007. Key itself opens and starts the car, but central locking buttons don't open or close the car. Central locking button inside the car ...
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Renault clio 3 auto 2007 key remote

My Renault clio remote close button does not work, it opens perfectly though and the button inside the car opens and close perfectly as well. what could be the reason for this? thanx Row
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VW Polo Classic: alarm issues

Consider a well maintained VW Polo Classic manufactured in 1999. Then, suddenly, the following events happened almost immediately one after the other: a loud cracking from the front passenger power-...
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Unable to unlock driver's door with key in Toyota Yaris

I have a Toyota Yaris 1.3 from year 2000. Yesterday I was unable to unlock my driver door - the key won't turn (either direction). The key works on the passenger's side. It's not frozen, temperatures ...
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2005 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 key programing

I bought a 2005 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 with two keys but only one is programed to work with start/stop button. Can the non working one be programed to work?
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What do I do if a key fob is stuck in my driver side door at about a 45 degree angle

My wife's car, a 2010 Ford Flex had a dead battery recently. We got the battery replaced fine, but during the ordeal, her keyfob would not work. So she used the the key in the side door. When she ...
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Toyota Vitz key fob not working

My Toyota Vitz 2007 (also known as Toyota Yaris) key fob battery died about an year ago (The indicator light which comes on when the lock or unlock button is pressed gradually faded away with time). ...
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How to synchronize a VW Fox remote fob?

A few months ago my remote key fob stopped working. Although the light on the remote was flashing when I pressed any button, I tried to replace the batteries. However, this didn't help. Then I tried ...
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Toyota corolla security engine lock

I just bought a Toyota Corolla 2013 Special Edition last week. Yesterday, suddenly once I entered the key and I was to start the engine, it started honking with the security key flashing. The engine ...
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Corolla 2008 Replacement Key (program transponder chip)

Thanks for reading my post. I have 2008 Corolla ascent zre152r HATCHBACK automatic having a master key with a single dot on it. Recently, I bought a blank single dot transponder key from eBay. Now, I'...
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Key is stuck and car will only go into reverse

The day before yesterday my key was stuck in my ignition, and the steering wheel wouldn't lock. I tried to take it out but didn't want to damage it so I left it in there. Yesterday I went to drive the ...
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ford taurus 2010 sel. lights flashing

My yellow lights blink off and on when the car is turned off. Interesting as well, I have to lock the door now manually instead of using the key fob. It will unlock with the key fob, but not lock.
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E39 key chip not recognized with another key

Long story short: wife dropped my e39 diamond key, chip is gone, can't find it. I removed the chip from the plastic key and put it in the main key and assemble it back. Car won't start. If I remove ...
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Is there a way to invalidate “old” keys on a Toyota Corolla 2013?

I just bought a used Toyota Corolla 2013 (manufactured 2013-03) but it only came with one key. Now I might be a little bit paranoid, but since I can't be sure that the seller kept another key I would ...
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Can I program a new key for my Toyota Corolla 2013?

I just bought a used Toyota Corolla 2013 (manufactured 2013-03), but it only came with one key. Today, I called the local Toyota dealer to ask how much was a new key and they told me it was nearly 500 ...
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Are there replacement RF keys?

I co-own a 2009 Chrysler 300. One of the keys no longer works. The RF electronics does not work so the alarm will not disarm but the mechanical lock stuff works. My girlfriend was informed by the ...
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How do I program a new key for 2000 Mercedes-Benz c230 kompressor?

A friend of mine gave me a 2000 Mercedes-Benz c230 compressor. The car has been sitting for three years without running, so it lost programed to the original key. I called a certified locksmith to ...