Aztek won't start,key locked in ignition, service engine light on
It acts like the battery is dead but If I reseat the ignition and crank fuses and wait a few minutes I can turn the ignition back and get the key out. Also the lights inside the car and dash come back on. However if I try to start it again it won't even turn over. The key is stuck again and the only light that will turn on is the service engine light. I tried 2 different keys so it is not security chip in the keys.
Re: Aztek won't start,key locked in ignition, service...
It is the security chips in the keys. Has this car been wrecked? Was this car made in Mexico? GM had the bright Idea of creating a security system that would do exactly this, I know on cars made in Mexico (like the HHR) You can reset the power and get the key back out, but vehicle will have to be reprogrammed with the master key. This involves turning the key from off to run position without ever going past run (i.e. start position) leave key in this position for 30 minutes. Turn key back to off for 30 seconds then back to run for 30 minutes. repeat this step three times. the last time, after 3rd 30 minute period, turn key off for 30 seconds and then try to crank. Please note this only works if the original master key is being used. You can then reprogram the second key following a similar sequence, only master key that is working has to be inserted to let alarm system know that vehicle is not being stolen only that you are trying to reprogram a key. If original master key is not being used then vehicle has to be taken to the GM dealership to program keys and possible key module replacement.
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Steve, you did not give much info. some causes for an engine not turning over when key is turned are blown fuse/relay, dead battery, faulty starter, security locked ignition out, bad connections, etc,etc.
Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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what lights? name them>?
what year caar.
the word is CRANK does the engine crank fast?
no cranks. (if it cant crank it cant start, unless like my M/T pushed or gravity started)
1: check fuses first.
2: jumper cable crank it. that work>?
if not say so.
yes, then your battery was dead for 3 reasons. ask.
no, then the starter need to be hot wired and tested. for bad key line.
will it crank in A/T neutral , not using PARK
as the operators guide shows?
If you have a security light on your vehicle will not crank over !
The vehicle theft deterrent (VTD) system functions are provided by the theft deterrent control module. The VTD system prevents vehicle operation if a valid (learned) transponder PASS-Key?®III (PK3) ignition key is not used to start the vehicle. The theft deterrent control module has an exciter that is part of the theft deterrent control module as an assembly. The PK3 key has a transponder embedded in the plastic head of the key. The exciter is an antenna which is made up of wire coils which surround the ignition lock cylinder. The PCM enables the engines starter and fuel delivery system when it receives a valid (learned) password from the theft deterrent control module via the class 2 serial data circuit.
You need to take it to the dealer !
What year and engine size is this 2008 jaguar x type?
Are you sure the battery is good, did you have it tested, next if battery is good and you can see bright headlights when you turn them on then i would look at the fuses, if you jump started it you may have blown a fuse.
when you say no ignition what do you mean? are the dash lights coming on when you turn the key?
Is the problem that you have no knd of power to car or every thing lights up but nothing happens when you try to crank engine, or does engine crank (SPIN OVER) but not start up ?
let me know the answers to these questions and i will help you. good day
Hi. Every car this days have immobilizer and key or phobe coded to it. If you replaced key but didnt switch guts to new same case you won't start up the car and you will have security codes pop. Usually service does such things. I don't think you guys can do it without equipment.
First check your fuel pressure it should be 41-47 psi with key on and engine off if its below 32 psi replace the fuel pump and filter.If fuel pump checks out to be good then take ignition switch out and check for burned ignition switch wires and worn ignition key tumblers and ignition lock cylinder.These cars are known for faulty ignition switches and ignition lock cylinders.Ignition switch gets to hot then it won't start until it cools off.
Check voltage to the battery, and starter. you should have around 12.3. From there start checking the fuses under the hood of your vehicle there are 3 ignition fuses and a crank relay make sure that they are working completely