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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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Where do I find the 7 digit pin code to reprogram my 2005 Ford f-150 xl 4.2 litre,

I need the chipped key code or PIN code that I think is seven digits long for my 2005 Ford f150 XL 4.2 l rear wheel drive so I can reprogram my key to the truck because I unplugged my immobilizer and ...
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key fob not recongized after car sitting with dead battery

2011 Hyundai Sonata Car sitting for long period. New car battery was installed, new battery in key fob. Car shows no key detected. Will not work on door locks
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Seat Cordoba 6K2 (2000.) Not work central trunk locking, manual works

I have a problem with central locking trunk on Seat Cordoba 2000. year model with Signo packet of equipment. Manual locking is working. I have try locking motor connect to 12V source, an it works. ...
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2016 VW Golf won't turn on

I have a 2016 VW Golf that I can't quite turn on. This morning, I stuck my key in the ignition, and the lights on the dash popped up like normal. As soon as I turned the key, everything went off, I ...
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Doors don't lock with keyfob or exterior door handles

https://imgur.com/a/RN3kFqa This is what happens when I use the keyfob to lock and unlock the vehicle. It doesn't actually lock anything on the 16 Genesis. Same thing happens when I am using the ...
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I bought a new ECU and installed it. GMC Acadia 07. After key relearn it killed the power and key is stuck in ignition. What's going on?

I have a 2007 GMC Acadia. I bought a new ECU and installed it. It has a brand new battery in it and it's been pre programmed to the vin number when I ordered it. When I went to do the key program ...
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what's the best lubricant for door locks? [duplicate]

I'm looking into door lock lubrication and protection. I'm having a hard time deciding between what to use. I watched a few videos on this. A professional locksmith used dry ptfe lubricant spray after ...
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Door unlocking with signal sent over a phone call

Recently I have heard that somebody locked up keys inside the car while on vacation, so after calling family back home, asking them to use spare keys unlock button close near the phone, so that other ...
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2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited with seperate immobilizer ecu and key programming

I have a 2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited that has the independent immobilizer unit behind the dash cluster. I am a technician myself but I usually dont deal with systems like this as I work with Heavy ...
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Key Fob battery lasts a month or so before low battery but test shows battery is nearly full camry 2007

Can anyone help me w/this? I put a new battery in, it works well, but w/in a month or so the car thinks it is low battery and at that point it'll not work some of the time. Not long later it'll not ...
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Program a new 2008 corvette key fob

How to program new key fob with no other key fob available for a 2008 Corvette.
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How does a dead keyfob start a car?

I have a keyless ignition starter for my 2021 Crosstrek PHEV (ie, start/stop button). This is my first car without a physical key ignition starter. I wondered what would happen if the battery to my ...
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How to fix a key fob Toyota 4runner 2017?

I accidentally washed my key fob in the washer. My toyota has a push start button. We have use a hair dryer on it. Still won't work
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Is it possible to use radio to find a lost car key fob?

I have a recently bought new Kia that came key fob which is composed of two parts. The actual electronic device with the buttons, and this part slides on a cut key which has the keyring hole attached ...
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Malfunctioning windows

Two things malfunctioned with my Skoda Octavia windows One window won't operate with the 'one-touch' switch, only by holding the switch The 'convenience' window operation from the key fob stopped ...
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My replacement ignition key doesn't work the doors on my Peugot 308

I had my keys replaced for a Peugot 308, one with a remote and one as a manual key after I lost the original. Both keys work as ignition keys and the remote fob locks as it should but neither key will ...
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Old spare key not starting engine

I have lost my spare key a while ago. I went to the mechanic and asked them to get a new one. They told me that I also need to bring my current main key as programming a new key will invalidate the ...
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What is the name of photographed retaining clip?

Context: 95 Acura Glove compartment handle, latch and key cylinder. The dark ring pins the arm to the keyed-cylinder. The goal is to remove the cylinder to reveal the 4 digit "key cut code"....
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Windshield Replacement on 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Key Fob no longer working?

I had a windshield replaced on a 2005 Hyundai Elantra, and coincidentally the key fob no longer works. I can open the door using the physical key, but the alarm goes off and I am unable to use the key ...
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Hand sanitizer leaked onto key fob

I hope you can help me. Unfortunately my hand sanitizer leaked in my bag and got onto my car key fob. It no longer works and I really cannot afford a replacement at this time. I have taken it apart ...
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Programming remote key Mitsubishi Colt 2007 1.3

I tried programming the remote key, but I can't get car in programming mode as is described in most YT video's by connecting pins 1 and 4 in OBD and pressing 6 times the emergency button. This should ...
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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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How can I turn on the airbag on Mitsubishi Outlander without a key?

In the manual it is written to insert the key for switching. But we have keyless car (just click the start button), and we don't have keys. Is there an alternative way? I tried using a knife, but it ...
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One key stopped working on 2007 Honda Odyssey

We bought two new keys for our Honda Odyssey over a year ago, they were cut and programmed at the dealership. Yesterday, one of the keys stopped working, it'll still open the van, turn in the ignition ...
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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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Started the process of programming my 2005 Malibu key, then battery died. Now process not working

So I started the process of programming my new 2005 Malibu key as described on this page. I went through 2 10 minutes cycles and everything was working correctly. The security light was turning off ...
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Why is my 2008 honda civic coupe clicking?

My 2008 honda civic clicks a fixed number of times when you turn the key on, not when you start it. It also happens when you lock or unlock the doors. I don't think it's the ac actuator because it ...
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Key won't turn in Honda Fit after ignition cylinder repair

Malfunctioning locks seem to be common with Hondas that have laser-cut keys. After lots of research and tutorials on repairing the ignition cylinder I was able to remove the cylinder, extract the ...
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What is the most cost-efficient solution when door keys do not fit ignition?

I know similar questions have been asked but I'm specifically looking for the most cost efficient way to solve the following problem. I have a 2006 Lexus RX400h for which the physical door key does ...
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Car lock cover plate jammed in lock

I drive a 2008 Holden Barrina which I’ve had for about a year now. The control doesn’t work So I’ve been opening the drivers side door with a key this whole time. About a week ago I put the key inside ...
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Reprogram a Volkswagen key fob with only 1 key?

I bought a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, it came with 2 key fobs and 3 keys. Upon careful inspection, (months later) I noticed one of the key fobs doesn't work with this car, and 2 of the 3 keys don't work; ...
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Keyfob battery dead - Can I still start my 2007 Mini Cooper S

I don’t drive it too much but noticed that when I put the keyfob in, and press start button it sort of acts like the car’s battery is dead but after a few attempts it will start. Today I couldn’t ...
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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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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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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 pretty expensive, so I did a small research about key cloning, since cloning ...
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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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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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