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3 cycle method a bust!!

Did the 3 cycle method...even more then 12 times..finally i got the thing to turn over..hard over..shut it off on..off...on about 9 times..evethting fine put back together..try again......nothing.! it doesnt seem to want to accept the code..! frazzeled....any clues?

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These cars have a real problem with ignition switches. Replace the switch the try reprogramming the security system again

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2001 Bravada wont start. turn key all lights and gauges come on but starter is silent. not even a click. tap on starter it starts. 12 v at battery. whats wrong?


replace the starter as you have a armature/commutator problem
have it checked on the bench at an accredited auto electrical shop commutators/armatures can be bought separately to reduce cost of new starter

Apr 18, 2015 | 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada

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Reset ecu on Nissan hardbody 2006 model.stoped it at home,now wont start.maybe for second or two.Nats light not working on dash. keys still opening doors,enjin turning,does not start.enjin check light


Give this a try.....Timing is not as critical with this method...no stop watch needed. Just count in your head...one-one thousand, two-one thounsand, etc, or usestop watch. The most critical step is step #3....wait 10 sec, instead of 7.



1. Ignition "ON", count to 3.

2. Depress/Release pedal 5 times...hard and fast.

3. Count to 10 (not 7!) and fully depress pedal

4. Count to 12 (SES should be blinking), release pedal

5. Count to 10, depress pedal

6. Count to 10, release pedal.

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Jan 02, 2015 | Nissan Cars & Trucks

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My jeep cuts off while driving, no shaking or stalling, just turns off. Then it will cut right back on and keep going.


Hi there,

This does sound like an electrical issue.

However, you should NEVER replace any component, until you have extracted your vehicle's OBD codes.

Do this by the following method:

Rev the car to 2500 rpm (while in Neutral or Park), then slowly reduce revs down to idle.If equipped with automatic transmission, cycle through each position (Drive, Park, etc).If equipped with air conditioning, also cycle that ON and OFF.
1 Turn engine OFF.2 Retrieve the trouble codes: turn the ignition ON-OFF, ON-OFF, and finally ON again (within 5 seconds).3 The stored 4-digit fault codes will be displayed in the odometer (speedo) display area.
Reply back with these codes and we can assist you further.
Cheers,

Feb 21, 2013 | 1998 Jeep Wrangler

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Replaced chip on key on 91 DTS and car lost all power while driving. It shut down and nothing works.


There are 4 methods for programming key fobs. Up to 4 key fobs may be programmed to the remote control door lock receiver (RCDLR). Each programmed key fob is given a position of #1-#4 in the RCDLR memory.
Method 1 - Key Fob Quick Learn This procedure will add key fobs. Fobs will be numbered in sequence based on when they are programmed; if 2 fobs are currently programmed to the RCDLR, a fob programmed using this method will be numbered as Fob 3. This procedure requires that you have a known good key fob, a replacement key fob, and the vehicles mechanical key.

Important: This procedure is not available when the maximum number of fobs (4) have been programmed. If 4 key fobs are programmed to this RCDLR and this method is attempted, the driver information center (DIC) will display MAX FOBS LEARNED and the programming procedure will exit. Method 4 must be used in this instance.


The vehicle must be OFF.
Place a known key fob within the interior of the vehicle.
Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
The DIC will display a message: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 2, 3, or 4).
Place the replacement key fob in the console fob pocket with the buttons facing forward.
A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB X (X = fob 3 or 4) or MAX FOBS LEARNED.
If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 5 and 6, or press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition switch to exit programming mode.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.


Method 2 - Key Fob Slot Programming

This procedure will add or replace a key fob. Method 2 allows you to choose which location (slot) the unprogrammed fob will be learned to. If you are replacing a key fob, this method will erase the previously known key fob programmed to that particular slot. This procedure requires that you have a known good key fob, a replacement key fob, the vehicle mechanical key, and a scan tool.

Important: This procedure is not available when the maximum number of fobs (4) have been programmed. If 4 key fobs are programmed to this RCDLR and this method is attempted, the DIC will display MAX FOBS LEARNED and the programming procedure will exit. Method 4 must be used in this instance.


The vehicle must be OFF.
Place a known key fob within the interior of the vehicle.
Install a scan tool.
Use the scan tool, to access the following:
• Vehicle Control Systems

• Computer/Integrating Systems

• Module Replacement/Setup

• RCDLR

• Program Key Fobs

Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
Select Fob X (X = 1, 2, 3, or 4) on the scan tool. This will be the slot you wish to program to.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward. A beep will occur indicating programming completion. The previously known fob is now erased.
If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 4-8, or press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition switch to exit programming.
Remove the scan tool.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.


Method 3 - Key Fob Auto Learn

This procedure will first erase all known key fobs. The procedure will then program a single or multiple key fobs. Method 3 is a series of three 10-minute key cycles, for a total of 30 minutes. This procedure requires that you have a replacement key fob and the vehicle mechanical key.

Important: All previously programmed key fobs will be erased upon completion of the 30-minute programming procedure. The order in which the key fobs are programmed will determine its numbering position within the RCDLR memory. The first key fob programmed will be key fob #1, and the second key fob programmed will be key fob #2. The number stamped on the key fob case is for reference only: #2 can be programmed as #1.
Do not place any known good key fobs in the vicinity of the vehicle when programming with Method 3. If the RCDLR recognizes a known good key fob during Method 3 programming, the programming mode will resort to Method 1.


The vehicle must be OFF.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward.
Insert the vehicle key in the driver door lock cylinder located in the driver door handle and cycle the key 5 times within 5 seconds.
The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button.
The DIC will display a message: WAIT 10 MINUTES, then it will count down from 10 to 0, one minute at a time.
When the counter reaches 0, DIC will display OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
Repeat steps 5-7 two more times, for a total of 30 minutes.
The DIC will display a message: OFF/ACC TO LEARN.
Press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button.
A beep will occur and the DIC will display: READY FOR FOB 1. At this time all previously known key fobs have been erased. When fob 1 is programmed a beep will be heard and the DIC will display a message: READY FOR FOB 2.
Additional key fobs can be programmed by taking fob 1 out of the pocket and inserting fob 2. If desired, up to 4 fobs can be programmed. Once 4 fobs have been learned, the DIC will display a message: MAX FOBS LEARNED, and automatically exit the program mode.
If learning less than 4 key fobs, press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition button to exit the program mode.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.


Method 4 - Service Programming System Fob Programming

This procedure is a 10-minute relearn procedure using the Techline Terminal with SPS software. Once the 10-minute timer has expired, the fobs can be programmed similar to Method 2 using slot programming. A scan tool, Techline Terminal, and a replacement key fob are required to perform this procedure.

Place the vehicle in the Vehicle On, Engine Off mode.
Connect a scan tool to the vehicle.
Insure that all power consuming devices are turned OFF on the vehicle.
With a scan tool, select Request Info under Service Programming System and follow the scan tool on-screen instructions.
Disconnect the scan tool from the vehicle and connect the scan tool to a Techline Terminal with the current Service Programming System (SPS) software.
Turn the vehicle OFF.
On the Techline Terminal, select Service Programming System and follow the Techline Terminal on-screen instructions. Ensure the correct programming procedure is selected based on component being replaced or programmed. See Important above.
Disconnect the scan tool from the Techline Terminal and re-connect the scan tool to the vehicle.
With a scan tool, select Program ECU under Service Programming System.
At this point the scan tool must remain connected for the duration of the 10 minute relearn procedure.
When the 10 minute relearn procedure has completed, use the scan tool to access the following:
• Vehicle Control Systems

• Computer/Integrating Systems

• Module Replacement/Setup

• RCDLR

• Program Key Fobs

Select Fob X (X = 1, 2, 3, or 4) on the scan tool. This will be the slot you wish to program to.
Place the replacement key fob in the console pocket with the buttons facing forward. A beep will occur indicating programming completion. The previously known fob is now erased.
If programming additional key fobs, repeat steps 12-13, or press the OFF/ACC portion of the ignition switch to exit programming.
Remove the scan tool.
Operate the active portion of each key fob in order to finalize the programming sequence and verify correct system operation.

Oct 26, 2011 | 2006 Cadillac DTS

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2001 Chrysler 300M Engine Light on all the time


Hello, my engine light was on for a VERY LONG time and everytime I got it checked no one could tell me what the problem was because things always checked out fine. The "code" says its a loose gas cap or something, but it wasnt that. My 300M also was having A HARD TIME STARTING UP for about 8 months and leaking coolant for about a month. I finally found a mechanic who knew what he was doing; 1. Leaking Radiator 2. Coolant found in #2 or #3 cylinder. The cause of this was a busted HEAD GASKET. If your 300M has trouble starting and the Engine light stays on have a mechanic check your engine for a busted head gasket and see if all your cylinders are firing correctly. I had to pay $2600 for a new Head Gasket, Radiator and all new hoses plus labor. CRYING!!!!!!!!!!

I have a 2001 300M 130K - very well kept. Stuff happens...

May 29, 2010 | 2001 Chrysler 300M

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Car starts then stops theft system light blinking


What you are going to need to do is turn the key to run not to start the car just to run and leave it on for 12 minutes. then turn it to off. Turn it back to run for 12 more minutes then back to off then one last time to run for 12 minutes making sure that you do not crank the car over at any time between these 3 rotations. then after the 12 minutes is up turn the key back to off for 30 seconds. This will reset the theft system. Once you have completed this procedure go ahead and start your car up. If it still does the same thing you may need to bring it into a mechanic to get the system hard reset or get a bypass online. The bypass is cheap (maybe 15 dollars)

Apr 18, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

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Just replaced the battery and it tripped the alarm. finally got it shut off and now it just clicks when I try to start it.


If the vehicle has a 'Factory' alarm system, try cycling the jkey in the ignition ON-OFF (not to start), 5 times. This will defeat the factory alarm. This method is used in case the remote trasmitter battery goes dead, or the transmitter is lost.

This only works on Toyota Factory security systems, however.

Oct 09, 2009 | 1998 Toyota 4Runner

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Turning the key to start up


I had the same problem. Even If I left the cab light on while gassing up(with the car shut off), my battery would die.


Two things.Purchase voltage meter ($20 - $25) to test your battery output. It should read from 12 to 12.8 volts. Anything close to 10 amps or less, you should replace your battery. You can also run this check with an amp meter with cab probably be even cheaper. Another option is a battery charger with a built in amp meter. Just disconnect the cables and connect the battery charger. When you plug the charger into the wall it will should you a proper amp reading. Again, if it shows too low a reading you need a new battery. This comes from experience as I have a 2005 Santa Fe with the same problem.

The second thing is to take your vehicle to have the alternator checked. With older vehicles we used to start the car and disconnect the negative battery cable.( If you do this, DO NOT let the cable touch anything.Just hold it in your hand.) If the cars shuts off, the alternator isn't charging the battery properly.

*** NOTE*** I'm not sure if this is recommended for newer vehicles but it was an easy fix for older vehicles, a time and money saver for sure.

Good Luck.

Dec 29, 2008 | 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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