I parked my car, removed my keys and had them in my hand. When I opened my door, the car started beeping thinking the key was still in the ignition. I tried to turn it on and off multiple times, locked it with the remote, and also tried locking it with the key in the door. So it thinks my keys are in it, when they aren't. Leaving my headlights and taillights on. What's wrong with it?
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Re: Car thinks the key is still in the ignition
There is a little button inside the ignition switch that gets pushed out of the way when the key is inserted, and sometimes that button gets stuck in the closed position. It will chime until that button is released. You might have to replace the ignition switch. Sometimes you can play around with the key in the switch, or use a pick to work it free. Hopefully this can help you fix the problem. Best wishes.
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Beeping noise is the car alarm system for door open, key in the hole and the engine is off, parking lights are on and the door is open.
If the beeping sound can be heard while the doors are all closed properly, no lights are on, the key is not in the ignition switch, then one of these systems (doors, lights, accessories) are grounded.
You have to eliminate the cause one by one starting with the door switches which is the most likely cause, followed by the key in the switch sensor found at the base of the ignition switch (you have to open the steering wheel cover to check) and then lastly check that no lights are on when you close the door.
the alarm emitter is found at the end of the console box right below the car radio system.
There is a way of running it by putting the spare key in the ignition and turning the ignition on but dont start the car, put the second key in the drivers lock and turn as if you are opening it until you hear 2 beeps, then press the unlock button on the remote while in the door.The car should beep once and flash the indicator lights.Remove the door key and remove the ignition key then lock the car using the remote.Open the car and try the ignition.Some systems lose the memory of the key chip so this may help you but with technology it works for some and not for others.
The alarm system 'thinks' someone was trying to steal the car. You will have to reset it.
remove key from ignition.
lock and open the car door with the key as normal.
or disconnect/wait a while/reconnect the battery
or you may have to contact the alarm manufacturer.
1.Close the vehicle doors. 2.Turn OFF the ignition. 3.Remove the key from the ignition. 4.Press and hold the driver side door lock switch in the UNLOCK position. 5.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) 6.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder and remove the key. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) 7.Insert the ignition key into the ignition lock cylinder. (Do not turn the ignition key in the lock cylinder.) Leave the ignition key in the ignition lock cylinder. 8.Release the door lock switch. The vehicle will sound three beeps in order to verify the Program Mode has been activated. 9.Press the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons together on the keyless entry transmitter and hold until the vehicle beeps twice to verify that the transmitter has been successfully programmed (this take approximately 15 seconds). 10.Perform the previous step to program up to four transmitters (including your old ones). 11.Remove the ignition key in order to exit the Program Mode