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I lost the keys to an Acura rl 2000 I bought a new original switch with a red and a black key I already istalled but the car won't start

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The keys need to be programmed to the immobilizer. Replacing the switch was unnecessary. Keys can be made to the existing locks.

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Does the car lock open with the switch on the door?  If it does not, it is not the key.  

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if it was me i would go to a toyota dealer with my vin number and if you look on the door it will tell you what month the car was made also take paper to the car registraton to prove you are the owner and they will get you a key you may even have to have the car tow so call the dealer ship first because the new key has to be program to work with the car

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These happens every "scheduled maintenance" milage. Pretty soon it will come on and stay on.

On a 1999, if you hold in the milage reset buttons and turn on the key to 2nd position, the maintenance light will go out.

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If any of the gauges are blinking and going haywire and the security light flashing then the instument cluster is faulty.But if it is just the security light flashing then its in the switch.If you only had the switch replaced then you need a new ignition lock cylinder because its worn out.

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electronic key on 2008 jeep cherokee says key damaged or key not programmed. car won't start. some things work but radio won't come on. etc..

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