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I have a 1997 infiniti I30, one day all of a sudden when I came out of a grocery store I turned the key and absoloutely nothing happened. My lights can come on inside the car but, my power windows wont work, my gauges are not coming on, I changed the battery, checked the alternator, changed the ignition switch, and nothing has even showed progress, so now I am led to believe that it must be the security system, I was told to manually lock and unlock the door and it would be disabled, this did make the security light stop flashing but still nothing, I have no idea what to do, and I just lost my job because I cant get back and forth to work, someone please help me with this problem!!!

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This is from Ken on CarPros:
Here is the way to reset the security system.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Here is the systems descriptions

There are 2 security system, namely anti-theft and immobilizer.

Here are the 2 systems.

DESCRIPTION & OPERATION
Anti-theft system is controlled by Body Control Module (BCM). BCM receives signals from hood switch, trunk switch, door switches and Local Control Modules (LCMs). There are 5 LCMs located throughout vehicle.

To set anti-theft system in armed mode, remove ignition key, close all doors, trunk and hood. Lock doors using key or remote controller. The SECURITY light will illuminate for 30 seconds, then flash in 2.4 second intervals, indicating system is in armed mode.

To cancel armed mode, unlock and open any door or trunk lid using key or remote controller. SECURITY light will flash every second, indicating system is disarmed.

Alarm will activate (horn sounds, headlights flash and starter circuit is disabled) if any of the following conditions occur while system is in armed mode:

Engine hood or trunk lid is opened using the hood or trunk lid release.
Door(s) is unlocked without key or remote controller.
Tampering with any door/trunk lid key cylinders.
To deactivate anti-theft system, unlock door or trunk using key or remote controller.

If it is the immobilizer that is preventing the engine from being started, ensure you have the correct key and the transponder is intact. Quite often keys are dropped and if it breaks open, the internals would scatter all over. When this occurs, there is a tendency for the transponder to be lost.

Please let us know happens so it will help others.

Best, Ken
I hope that helps you out!

Posted on Mar 31, 2017

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SOURCE: Timing chain on 2000 Infiniti I30

timming chain not belt . its a really big job i suggest the dealer.to much work and u need a lift to do the job!

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SOURCE: 1999 Infiniti I30 Starting problems

This will almost always be the starter itself. If I had a dollar for all the bad starters I've seen on Infinitis I'd be rich. Even though they are far less expensive, rebuilt starters are definintely not the way to go. I've seen them last 1 or 2 days, or 1 or 2 years.  The starter will do absolutely nothing when it is bad, you turn the key and no noise, no clicking, no nothing. Often times you can have someone tap on the starter with a bar or something as you try to turn it over. It is down low on the drivers side of the engine.  If it starts, don't bank on it starting again.  But that is one way you can diagnose it yourself. I just would not recommend an auto part store starter. 

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SOURCE: 1996 Infiniti I30 turn key and barely turns over

The problem is almost certainly the starter and not the battery. Once a battery gets to the point that you turn the key and nothing, not even clicking takes place, it is highly unlikely that after a few minutes it will turn over. However, the corrosion is an indication that the battery will need to be replaced anyway. Normally, the starter in the beginning stages of complete failure will do exactly what you described, turn the key and nothing, no noise, no clicking, nothing. I have seen starters that will start the car after doing that if the vehicle sits for a little while. The starter will engage fewer and fewer times until it finally completely fails. Sometimes, when you turn the key and nothing happens, you can have someone tap on the starter with a bar or something with a little weight while you are attempting to start it and it may start. The starter on that car is on the drivers side of the engine, toward the front, down low. I would suggest taking your car to a AutoZone, or parts store, or even Wal-Mart and have the battery tested, as that regardless of the starter issue, you are going to need a battery. Another thing, Infiniti starters will make a wheezing sound for a second as the car is starting, so listen if you can get it started again and see if you hear that sound. Hope this helps you and good luck.

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2008 Hyundai i30. 2.0 litre petrol.

Interesting problem.. since not US spec. Is there a 'remote keyless (fob)' programmed for this vehicle? That's the only way to DE-arm the immobilizer (anti-theft) feature (based on US specs). Unless you have this key fob (keyless entry remote... which must also be programmed for this vehicle), the only other way is wait 5 minutes with the existing key in the ignition, then it should start (US specs). You will still need to have an 'ACTIVE' keyless remote programmed for this vehicle... otherwise, you'll continue to run into this problem.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: 2000 Infiniti I30 blows fuses

NO ITS JUST A POWER SERGE THE WILL HAPPEN TO AVOID THAT TAKE THE BATTERY GROUND OFF NEXT TIME BEFORE REPLACING THE FUSE ;IF THE FUSE BLOW AFTER THE GROND IS BACK ON CHECK THE RADIO POWER SOURCE THERE COULD BE A SHORT SOME WHERE

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