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Use you other keys !
NEVER remove the battery cables for ANY reason,
other than to replace a failed or worn out battery
Before you do remove the cables, you better check
a service manual for the problems you will have,
even with a simple battery replacement
Some Euro cars need the computer programmed
to recognize the new battery
When you remove battery power, as everyone does, to
clear codes, you lose ALL Data & have nothing to work
with, to even find a problem
We're at the point where your best to leave the car up to
a trained professional
You never remove any wires or even put test leads on
a vehicle, with the ignition on,your asking for trouble,as
you found out
May have to call a shop for help
Posted on Nov 21, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Key will not unlock door
the lock on the driver side could be damaged or some on might have used a jimmy to open that door before how evr you have to open the pannel and remove the lock cylinder part and make sure that the key is working or yo must change the tumbler s in the lock to fit your key (lock smith)
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
you need to take it to the dealer and have them check the bcm for codes.... also have them check to be sure you have the latest software in the bcm.. its possible that you just need a software update... there are several TSB's covering the concern you have..... it can be a very simple fix with software or even a stuck lock switch may need to be replaced... without the proper diagnostic codes being read from the bcm all that can be done is guessing..and that can be expensive...
Posted on Feb 02, 2009
If you have a battery charger, you could go underneath the vehicle and hook the positive cable to the positive lead on your starter, and ground the ground to the frame.
"Make sure the positive lead is not touching any part of the frame or the starter, except the positive lead".
I would not break a window to access the vehicle, but it is your choice; it's your vehicle.
Other than that, you could do as emissionwiz stated, and use a slim jim to unlock the door.
I personally would use the solution I provided, and use a battery charger. It would only take a few seconds to supply enough power to unlock your doors.
I hope this helps you, and I wish you luck.
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Any luck with your keyless remote issue? I'm having the exact same problem with my Ford F150 CrewCab after car battery replacement.
Posted on Feb 18, 2010
If your car has an alarm with a separate remote, it is a separate system and it is probably self-arming. When you lock the doors with the key central lock, the alarm gets armed by the RAV4 being OFF and the door locking action. When you unlock the doors with the key, the alarm is still armed because the key is not comunicating with the alarm just the cars factory keyless system.
Posted on Apr 10, 2010
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