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Security message goes on and off. Battery symbol flashes on and off. Service vehicle soon message goes on and off. Remote key/door locks don't work and trunk does not release. Just changed battery in remote key. Still does not work.

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It could be something dirty stuck to the key and to try to make sure the key is super clean each time.If still the same problem then the BCM needs to be checked.
There are many other users facing this problem with same car brand and model.
Its the problem with the ignition lock  cylinder. The security data is sent from the cylinder, to the BCM (body control module). You should have the system scanned to be sure. 
Probable codes b2958, b2960. or p2958, p2960. After replacement of
the ignition lock cylinder, you will also have to re-learn the security
system.
At www.autozone.com its free to get car scanned.
Get it scanned before going to replace any part.
Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • bschillin819 Jun 05, 2010

    Also, the headlights do not come when you start car as they usually do. They do if you turn them on manually. Does this make any difference in your solution.

  • bschillin819 Jun 05, 2010

    Also, the headlights do not come on when you start the car , as they usually do. They do if you turn them on manually. Does this make a difference?

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