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  1. #1
    Active Member Two Rings
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    Broke my key! Safe mode!

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    Hey fellas, so I was trying to switch fob housings earlier, and I broke my key off!!! Anyways the fob wasn't working before, and when I switched it all over I try starting the car with the broken key and the fob sitting on the dashboard, now the car is in safe mode!!!

    I tried following the instructions on another thread I read but it doesn't seem to be working since the fob is broke (I believe) . I do have another key fob I can use if I can get it to program I just need to get it the key cut to fit.

    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Senior Member Four Rings Dondbg's Avatar
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    Have you moved the RFID chip ?


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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Yes I moved it out to the new housing fob. It didn't work before, I tried putting new batteries in and reprogramming, but the alarm still would not work. And then I switched housings and broke the key, it won't even come out of safe mode. I tried holding the fob next to the column while I turned the key, still nothing.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings xhackerekx's Avatar
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    Jul 23 2007
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    Scranton , PA / Poland UE

    connect battery charger turn ignition to on position and leave car for 5 minutes don't try start car.
    u need help with immobilizer when u installed new or used ecu or cluster included correction millage ? I can did this for you .

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by xhackerekx View Post
    connect battery charger turn ignition to on position and leave car for 5 minutes don't try start car.
    This!!!! I connected the battery put the key in the on position it still said safe, so I left it there for about 20 minutes. Came back and all was normal again.

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    Active Member Two Rings Codiac's Avatar
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    B7 S4
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    Los Angeles, CA

    I've got two keys that show SAFE when trying to start. Additionally, neither of those two key fobs work for locking & unlocking. Will leaving the key in the ignition in the "on" position fix both of my problems?

    Thanks in advance

    (tried searching for a solution, but none of which are really helpful)

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    Veteran Member Four Rings xhackerekx's Avatar
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    Scranton , PA / Poland UE

    Quote Originally Posted by Codiac View Post
    I've got two keys that show SAFE when trying to start. Additionally, neither of those two key fobs work for locking & unlocking. Will leaving the key in the ignition in the "on" position fix both of my problems?

    Thanks in advance

    (tried searching for a solution, but none of which are really helpful)
    keys are original from car ??
    u need help with immobilizer when u installed new or used ecu or cluster included correction millage ? I can did this for you .

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    Active Member Two Rings Codiac's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by xhackerekx View Post
    keys are original from car ??
    I would assume, previous owner handed them over.



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