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My Subaru has push button start. If the car senses the key fob anywhere inside the car, I can not lock the doors. The fob has a mechanical key (#2 in pic below) that will open the driver's door. To lock my car with the fob inside, I put the fob without the mechanical key in a triple layer of tin foil inside a mint tin. After hiding that, out of sight, ...


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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 is attenuating the signal below noise, which tell me that the radiated signal is very very low. Alternatively, there could be a hairline crack in the circuit ...


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I used a plastic suction cup, gold in half and super gluenit


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There are a few different styles especially with aftermarket ones but the insert is just an emergency key to unlock door and trunk when the car or fobs battery is dead. There is no problems in replacing this. Not many locksmiths do benz but try around a few in your area and also try getting a quote from Mercedes. Tell them you just need your Emergency key ...


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Yes, if you put the FOB in the tray the car will still start and hopefully after some miles driving it will charge. With the FOB battery discharged, none of the remote functions will work. If it's dead when you put it in the tray it may take a few seconds to come to life and allow the car to unlock.


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Its extremely rare the immobilizers memory only corrupts one key so its more likely a fault with the key it self. Its not uncommon for the remote head keys to fail. Its usually from moisture getting inside. If it is a remote head key you can attempt to open it and see if it has built up corrosion. If so clean it away with isopropyl alcohol and it may start ...


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None of the provided answers are specific about programming a replacement PCM to a 2000 Mazda MPV so I wanted to chime in for any future visitors needing help. There are two things that need to be matched up when changing this PCM. 1. The engine calibrations (software that runs the engine) You can usually buy the same part number computer with same software ...


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You can also make a "clone" with just one chipped key. lt will work on that vehicle but cannot make more keys. The trick is finding a locksmith to cut the key for you . Most either want to sell you a overpriced key of theirs or have gotten yelled at for messing one up before. I had them cut me a key on a plain blank ( older Ford pu key) , walked outside ...


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In most cases a heavy key chain or keys is fine. I am a Certified Automotive Locksmith at https://mynewlocks.com and I notice we do more ignition repair and get more calls on Honda, Toyota and GM cars. Other manufacturers have issues but its usually a weak immobilizer or something but I do verify weaker ignitions in some models will be damaged by the weight ...


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