Question about Lexus ES 300
Left interior light on. I think also left door ajar. tried multiple times to start. realized battery dead. waited a day. tried to put car in neutral to pull out of garage. car won't get out of park. battery is on a charger now. concerned that even if fully charged, won't be able to start car b/c alarm disabled it. want to avoid towing to dealer. any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
what it sounds like is that you may have a loose ground somewhere,most likely a ground strap from the engine block to the frame to the battery. chances are that because of the loose ground your altenator maybe charginging properly but the looose ground the current is not going to the battery so as you are driving the battery is being discharged. if this doesn't solve the problem then i suspect that your alarm is the problem. it is hardwired to the positve side of the of the system and is drawing your battery down. please rate the solution...thanks
Posted on Sep 22, 2008
When the battery is disconnected and replaced and when the battery is drained and then recharged, the anti-theft device in your car was activated.
Refer to your Manual to arm and disarm the anti-theft device, it should reset
If this does not work using the remote, try locking and unlocking the driver side door with the key and IMMEDIATELY START the car.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
I had this problem on my 2003 explorer and took WD40 and gave the lock mechanism a good dose where it meets the clasp on the door jam. Then open and close the doors a couple of times to get them working. They get gummed up and sometimes have a tendency to stick.
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
did you replace the fuse.if so try to get the alarm reset location,it could be in the stupidist place like my pathfinder you have to put the key in the tailgate and turn it to glass side and hold it for 20 seconds.and then hit the hidden reset switch under the rear carpet.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
yes theres is, try locking and unlocking the pass/side door with the key. you can check for power at the starter at the small wire if theres power at that wire when the key is held in the crank position then you have a bad starter try taping on starter while key is held in start if its starts when tapping then starter is bad,heres a diagram to show you were to tap and where to check for power, hope this helps.
Posted on Feb 10, 2010
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Go sit in your truck and close all the doors. Light stays on right? Put your key in the ignition. Does the chime start going off when you put the key in? If so, door switch or the GEM thinks a door is open.
To find out which door... Leave the key in the ingntion. Turn to the on position. Even with doors closed, chime sounds once after a few seconds and door ajar light comes on and stays on right? Open each door one by one. The chime should sound each time you open a door. When you find the door that doesn't make the chime sound when you open it, that is the problem. (Don't forget to try the rear hatch and the hatch glass also!) To determine if the switch is bad or if the GEM is having a problem thinking the door is open, just unplug the suspected switch, close all the doors, and see if the problem stops. (don't forget to wait a second to give the lights time to go off) If unplugging the switch solves it, the replace it. If it doesn't, Ford can check your GEM to see if it is the problem.
I hope this helps
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