Question about 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser
This is a weird one, at least to me. This afternoon my wife tried to start our 2006 Cruiser, but it would start and then immediately stop. I had the same thing happen three times when I tried to start it. Then the car would not turn over and there was no sound when I turned the key, the dash icons would light up and the inside dome lights stayed on full brightness when I turned the key to start the car, but there was no other noise. Then I noticed that now neither of our keys worked the door locks. We had to leave so I locked the doors using the power lock button on the inside of the driver’s door. I tried several more times to unlock the doors with both of our keys, but nothing happened.
When we got back after an hour or so I again tried to use our keys to open the doors, but the locks would not open. I then used our key to manually open the driver’s door and then the panic alarm started blowing the car horn. I tried to turn it off with the key fob, but that didn’t work and I also tried to start the car but once again the car would not start at all. I had to open the hood and disconnect the battery to stop the horn from blowing. I waited about 10-minutes and when I reconnected the battery the horn started blowing again and I had to again disconnect the battery.
Is it possible that the main sensor for our programmed keys has failed and now it does not recognize either of our keys as valid keys to start the car or disarm the alarm?
YOUR WIRELESS CONTROL MODULE(SENTRY KEY MODULE)MAY BE ELECTRICALLY LOCKED UP..THERE IS A SERVICE BULLETIN FROM CHRYSLER..YOU CAN REMOVE IOD FUSE IN FUSEBLOCK(UNDERHOOD BEHIND AIR CLEANER..IGNITION OFF DRAW(IOD)THIS WILL RESET WIRELESS CONTROL MODULE AND VEHICLE SHOULD START AND LOCKS RESPOND AGAIN..IF IT DOES,THE WCM WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED AND THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BY DEALER
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
reset the computer by disconecting the posative cable for 3min reconect it should cure the problem
if not have a disnostic run most auto parts will do this for free
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Posted on Mar 21, 2010
According to Edmunds.com, Chrysler first released the PT Cruiser in 2001. PT Cruiser owners who need replacement factory keyless remotes for their vehicles can purchase them from a Chrysler dealer or online from keylessride.com. Remotes purchased directly from Chrysler will be programmed by the dealer but may be more expensive. Remotes purchased online will cost less but will require programming before use. The programming process for factory remotes can be done by the vehicle owner but requires the owner to have a working keyless remote.
1. Insert the key into the ignition and turn the key to the "run" position. The "run" position is the position located immediately before the "start" position that starts the vehicle.
2. Press and hold the "unlock" button on the working keyless remote for 4 to 10 seconds. While holding the "unlock" button, press and hold the "panic" button on the working remote for 1 second. Release both buttons simultaneously. If done correctly, a chime will sound for 3 seconds indicating the vehicle has entered remote programming mode. If the chime does not start, repeat the tasks in this step to enter programming mode.
3. Press any button on each keyless remote that needs programming within 30 seconds of entering programming mode. A chime will sound after each remote is successfully programmed.
4. Turn the key in the ignition to the "off" position and remove the key to exit remote programming mode. Test each remote by locking and unlocking the door locks on the vehicle.
Posted on Sep 06, 2010
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