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If left my lights on and the battery died so i took it out to re charge and now it wont start i think its the immobiliser is there anyway i can fix this?

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Do the vehicle attempt to start, but shuts off after a second or two, or will it not turn over at all? If the vehicle starts then shuts off, it is an immobilizer concern, if the vehicle won't even attempt to start, then you have another issue.

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Check battery voltage should be between 12-13 volts if its up to par check alternator with multimeter it should read between 13-14.5 volts anything more or less replace alternator.

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