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What is the most cost-efficient solution when door keys do not fit ignition?

Being a auto locksmith, I can 100% recommend that you have your door lock rekeyed to match your current ignition key. Cost will depend on location and if you remove the the lock yourself and take it ...
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I have lost my original key and keyfob to my 2006 Corvette

Short answer, you can not. Your car is equipped with an immobilizer. With out a properly coded key/transponder chip you will not be able to start your car. It disables fuel and spark. Its possible you ...
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How can I turn on the airbag on Mitsubishi Outlander without a key?

There is a metal key hidden in your FOB. The metal tab sticking out the top is the key, press the release button and the key will slide out.
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I have lost my original key and keyfob to my 2006 Corvette

Terrible answer - find your lost key If you know its definitely destroyed or overboard at sea then you're out of luck, but if you just misplaced it then look very hard everywhere it could be. Can you ...
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Remote does not always lock/unlock the car: diagnosing RF receiver issues

I have had a similar issue with remote controls before. Just for completeness, I've already listed two things you've already tried -- they're primarily for anyone who reads this some time in the ...
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What is the funny looking thing attached to my new mazda3 key fob?

That is a dealer ID tag. The salesman and managers use it to check keys in and out. They should have taken it off of the key before they handed it to you. If you don't want it, just take it off and ...
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Aluminum Foil Quick Fix re: Keyless Remote System (or If It Ain't Broke Should I Fix It?)

how do I know the foil's constant touching of the contacts on the motherboard isn't "invisibly" running down the battery, or doing something else that will damage the fob? You don't. A half assed ...
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my car's keyless remote fob only works when outside of the pcb housing

If that happened to me, I would double check the battery for voltage when pressing the FOB buttons, and I would also check the battery contacts for possible corrosion. It sounds like the plastic FOB ...
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Wireless key locking/unlocking diagnosis

Your car should be in warranty, go talk with the dealer. This might be like this on all models or might be some other problem we can only guess it here.
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2006 Camry Remote Control Programming doesn't save for more than a day

I found the following instructions here: http://freeremoteinstructions.com/toyota/toyota-camry-2002-2006/ Start with the key out of the ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and drivers ...
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2000 Camry does not enter programming mode

I had same problem with my 2001 Camry--I had done this programming several years ago when I lost a key fob, so I knew it did work---however, when I went back to do it again, I could not get it to go ...
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My remote key fob only works a foot from my door.

The internal module that receives the signal probably had it's amplifier die. In order to make the signal from these small remotes work reliably, the low power signal from the key fob is received, ...
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One Citroen C4 remote doesn't work after driving (but the other does)

You can always try and change the battery, even if it appears to work at times. It is probably the only facet of a fob key that we humans without programming devices can control
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What is the most cost-efficient solution when door keys do not fit ignition?

Your cheapest option might be to leave everything keyed the way that it is and simply have separate keys for the door and for the ignition. You'd have to get a key made for the door, but that should ...
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Can I program a new key for my Toyota Corolla 2013?

The key for your Corolla is called a "G-Chip" key. You can purchase the key online (just search for your year and "g-chip" ... ensure it has the fob built in). Unfortunately you would need a ...
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Windshield Replacement on 2005 Hyundai Elantra, Key Fob no longer working?

It seems likely to me that before replacing the windshield, the shop disconnected the battery as a safety precaution. As such, the car lost its FOB programming. According to the information here: Key ...
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How can expand the functions of my key fob?

I am not sure how to do it yourself, but companies such as KP Technologies make modules to do almost all of the functions you would like to use. Note: I am in no way affiliated with this company, ...
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key fob not recongized after car sitting with dead battery

I'm sure it will require the fob to be re-paired with the vehicle ... not "repaired" but to be "paired again". (Sorry for being pedantic ... just wanted to be clear.) According to ...
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remote key lock unlock stopped working

A couple of things to consider: Check the wiring harness feeding the Comfort Control Module (CCM) for a broken/frayed wire or a bad ground? I don't think it is a fuse because the CCM which controls ...
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Reprogram MB key fob

For the most part once Mercedes keys are programmed they are burned to that programming (if you ordered from MB then its pre-programmed already). While it is possible to unlock the key and reuse it. ...
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Can you program a key fob for a 2019 Navigator to work for a 2004 Navigator?

No. The 2019 navigator as far as I know uses PROX remotes (keyless entry and keyless start) with a fcc id of: M3N-A2C940780 The 2004 navigator uses a completely different style of keyless entry ...
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Where is the fob receiver located in the 2005 Mazda 3?

These threads seem to suggest it's located to the rear of the dome light, behind the headliner. http://www.mazda3forums.com/57-mazda3-axela/631290-keyless-entry-module-2006-sedan-where.html https://...
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My Touran VW 2011 Key Fob has gone crazy

There are 2 things you can look at: The KeyFOB: are the buttons of your FOB sticking? This could cause the FOB to keep sending unlock signals. To rule this out, remove the battery of your KeyFOB. If ...
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My remote key isn’t working to unlock my doors

It sounds to me like the fob contacts are giving up the ghost. If a battery replacement doesn't fix it, get a new clam shell for it. Just change out the guts (small electronic board) into the new clam ...
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Programing a new #1 remote fob for 2008 C6 Corvette

There are actually two different procedures, one for programming new fobs and keeping the old, and a second procedure for programming all fobs. If you did the first procedure, you're just stacking ...
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How to reuse old Prius fob with different Prius

It seems like my old 2007 Prius fob successfully paired to be able to drive the car but cannot unlock the doors of my 2008 Prius. https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/a/12980/21953 and https://...
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My alarm key box dont work on a 1996 toyato Avalon

The key fob probably needs to be programmed to the car again. The below procedure should work for 2003-2008 Avalons. Procedure To Program Toyota Wireless Remote Transmitters: Begin with: The driver'...
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ford taurus 2010 sel. lights flashing

From your description (as light as it is), the symptoms lead me to believe you either have an open hatch somewhere, or one of the switches which detects open hatches is malfunctioning. In this ...
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Is there a way to invalidate "old" keys on a Toyota Corolla 2013?

When you get your new key programmed for your Corolla (ref: this question), they can have any other keys programmed out of the vehicle. It has to be done with a special programmer.
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How can I deprogram the key fob of my Explorer?

Go through the same motions to program it for the 2001 as you did the 2006, but don't use it to program it. It's the vehicle which is actually programmed, not the fob. Once you go through the ...
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