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In trying to start car, it seems like the battery was removed. There is a switch under the hood, white plunger, on the drivers' side and depressing it a couple of times seems for the problem to go away. However, the problem came back again. Leo

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That switch is usually a safety cut off so the car cannot be started with the hood open by the remote starter, it may be faulty

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  • Linda Jarvis Oct 16, 2011

    check netural switch

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