Question about 2003 Dodge Viper

3 Answers

I parked my 2003 Dodge Viper for the winter and when I went to get into it for the registration the key would not open the doors. It appeared to have no power so I put a new battery in and I still cannot open the doors. When I parked it I left a set of keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked, but they are now locked and the other set of keys will not open the doors.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • mielelaw Apr 30, 2009

    Battery would not hold charge on my 2003 Viper so I removed battery and bought new one. Installed new battery and went to start car but door was locked and neither remote would work. Key also does not work for opening door. Cannot figure out why or how to get into car.

  • mielelaw May 11, 2010

    Have you gotten in to your car yet? If so, how? I am new to fixya so I do not know if you can answer me thru fixya or have to email me. My email is mielelaw@aol.com. Can't get into my car.

  • mielelaw May 11, 2010

    I tried disconnecting the battery - 1 side and even both sides- got nothing. Called Dodge Dealer and they had no answer. Very strange. It appears that changing battery wiped out codes on remotes and also locked door so that key does not work.

×

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I parked the viper locked the doors with the alarm on. I went to start it and the alarm light is of I have no response to my electronic opener. I cannot open manually with the key. I have tried disconnecting battery, charging battery, reprogramming hand held opener. The thing is sealed and cannot be opened.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

The remote may have lost syncronization. According to the service manual if you hold the lock and unlock buttons on remote for 5-10 seconds, you will get a chirp and remote will now be syncronized. It could also be that the battery in your remote is dead as happened to me.
As to opening door, a dodge dealer told me there was a service advisory on this. It says first try key in door and when turning key towards rear of car, be pushing in on door near latch and at same time pushing down on door handle. I tried this and door opened right up. If cannot get door open then advisory says you need to energize fuse #62 which is for the PCM. Energize by running jumper wire from positive terminal to fuse in #62. Just touch fuse contact on top, do not hold there for long. I did not try this as I was able to open door with key. Once I started car there were some starnge sounds coming from dash. May have been something with electronics, not sure. I shut car off and started again, this time no sounds, everything okay. One remote worked, one did not. I assume battery dead and will replace. If still not working, you can re-program remote by reading page 15 in owners manual but need at least 1 working remote to do this, otherwise have to re-syncronize.

Posted on May 01, 2009

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Guru:

    An expert who has written 7 tips or uploaded 3 video tips

  • Master
  • 722 Answers

Hello judith_brodm,

I had a situation where I locked my keys in my truck, doors shut, could not get through the back window, and luckily, the hood was up. So, I took a wild chance and thought to do this:

Disconnect the battery - Just one side. Not both. This worked for me. (power locks).

I read that you replaced the battery though. Even though you have no power, your keys should be able to unlock the door manually. That's strange. The only other thing I could think of, cause for a nice care such as a Viper (my dream car actually, as well as a Plyouth Prowler), I wouldn't try the hanger in the window thing; is to call a lock smith. It only takes a few minutes - what they do (at least the one I called for u-haul) is lightly pry the door enough to fit a deflated balloon in the door. then, once the door is open enough, they use a hand held mechenism to ulock the door and Presto!!

The balloon and prying on the door shouldn't hurt it or affect the function of it. The u-haul door was fine, so...but, choose this option at your own discretion.

I hope this information is helpful. I sincerely understand the frustration of your sitiuation, and can personally sympthize. Thank you for choosing fixya.com, and please, let me know if I can be of any fruther assitance, or more asssitance than I was here today.

Thank you, and feel free to rate my solution at your convenience.

carsandcomps
Guru, fixya.com
Oregon

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do open the fuel filler door on a 94 Dodge Viper?


there maybe a push button inside the vehicle or a key to open the door _ check owners manual for this and if you dont have one you can call a dealer for the info

Feb 25, 2015 | 1994 Dodge Viper

1 Answer

Key fob works but horn goes off when i open my door


your setting off the alarm when you open the doors, make sure you turn off the alarm with your remote

Aug 06, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I have a 97 dodge Viper , battery is dead , keys in car , cars door won't open


find a metal coat hanger, slide it carefully through the top of the window or the rubber gasket on the door but be care full not to break window or tear rubber gasket and try to open the door latch itself not the lock the door handle ,latch.

Jan 20, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Remote will not open doors seems battery is dead . Car has been in garage for 2 months


There should be a manual over ride key, this is normally within your key fob, it may be a small metal silver edge that you have to push out from the key fob. is the model early or late 2003?

Regards

Dan

Dec 29, 2010 | 2003 Dodge Viper

1 Answer

Window doesn't retract automatically at the top of the travel to clear the window frame


I have the same problem with my 2006 blue viper, just put the window just so you can open and close the door, and just leave it. Or you can pay 1,600.00 to have them fix it. my car has 6,100 miles on it. it should be a recall most viper do have the same problem with the window. guess what they used the same part in the new viper to, so there will be more of the same problem with the driver side door window. Recall it Dodge!!!!

Jun 16, 2010 | 2006 Dodge Viper

1 Answer

No power to open doors on Dodge Viper


A mobile service tech can slim jim his way into your car without breaking a window.
Once in you can see where you stand with the car.

Apr 15, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Viper

1 Answer

Car won't start. Believe kill switch is engaged.


Do you have a chipped key {small black thing in the middle of the key} if not you need to take your registration into the dealer and order a new key.

Apr 03, 2009 | 2006 Dodge Charger

1 Answer

Parking lights will not come on. I check the fuses and its ok.


Hello
Welcome.
I would check the head light switch see if we have power in to the switch
from there see if there is power out. sounds like a bad switch if the park lamp relay is ok
RD

Jan 12, 2009 | 2003 Dodge Ram Maxi

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Dodge Viper Logo

1,217 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76848 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...