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Toyota avalon - engine immobilizer system came on...why, I don't know. I thought the battery was dead but it's not that - the immobilizer indicator is blinking. Even with the key inside the car, it won't start. How do I get it to start when the electronic key is not working properly?

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  • sheilajweiss May 24, 2009

    I quickly took the keys out to take my husband's key ring off my key ring. When I tried to start the engine again there is nothing. The indicators light up, but nothing else. I tried both keys with the other key not in near proximity. Sounds like the engine immobilizer on a '03 Toyota Camry. This is the first time it has happened. Any way to reset?

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may sound like a dumb question but you didnt by chance hook up the battery or jumpstart the car with polarity reversed by accident at some point during this process? i would check all the underhood main fuses and interior fuses as well, what is the condition of the battery post clamps? if they are badly corroded be sure to clean them very well and wash them with a baking soda and water solution im thinking one of the cables or smaller wires that hook up at the battery is broken or possibly some freak accident happend and the computers need to be flashed at a dealer. either way i wish you luck please rate -jeff

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The immobilizer does not "lock" the ignition, it does not energize the fuel injection relay. What you have is a "locked" steering column. Put the key in the ignition, and pull/turn the steering wheel HARD left or right, whilst turning the key to on or start. Do BOTH at the same time.The action of you pulling on the steering wheel will unlock the steering column.

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I doubt this is a smart key problem, the key uses a chip and its own battery. Something in the car is causing a drain, a light is staying on possibly. Trunk light, glove box light, under hood light... maybe you have a portable GPS unit plugging into the auxilary port? Just a thought. This is not a common problem that has been reported by Avalon owners as of yet.

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