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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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2004 Toyota Corolla does not start with key

For more than ten days, I can not start my car with the key. It does start without problems with the remote starter. So, I think the problem is with the ignition switch. One more thing, the key turns ...
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Is there really such a thing as a skeleton key?

I've worked in the motorcycle industry for a while. I've heard ridiculous claims of something called a "skeleton key" which could turn any ignition to "on". Does something like this really exist? Is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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2007 V6 Mercury Milan Premier key stuck

Alright so I have a Milan that was given to me from my grandfather, he never had problems with the key getting stuck until I turned it on after a month. The key gets stuck all the time now no matter ...
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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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2001 buick century security system preventing car from starting

purchased a new key security light stays on then turns off car still does not turn on on line video suggest to bypass security system by soldering a resistor of equal value to the key to the wires ...
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1998 Mercedes ML320 - Too many keys?

I recently bought a Mercedes it only had one key I went to order another key and the dealer told me six have already been made I cannot make an additional key sounds crazy but what would I do to have ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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