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Old 26 Apr 2009, 12:16 am
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Bought a 2004 Pt Cruiser that had a small engine fire. Got everything back together and got ready to start it up. Nothing, engine won't even crank. I can jump the starter and it will. Then I remembered that the drivers window was broken out, apparently by the fire department after the couldn't get the hood open by jabbing a bar into the AC Condensor. Window $35, AC Condensor $100+. Breaking and Entering apparently sets off the immobilizer system. Now, I can't do anything. The security light is on along with the check engine and airbag light. They go off initially but after 20 seconds chime and come back on. Is there any way to reset this without having to go to the dealer. I have 2 keys and a remote. I would really like to get this going.

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Old 26 Apr 2009, 07:34 am
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The owners manual doesn't really address your problem. At least mine says nothing about resetting it. It does say that an invalid key will trigger the alarm. Have you tried reprogramming the keys?

The No#10 fuse in the engine compartment covers the alarm, but if you pull that you also lose exterior lighting and anything to do with the remote keyless entry.

You said the engine light comes on. When that light comes on, a code it set into the computer. Maybe that code can give you an idea of what's wrong.
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 08:02 am
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Nope, nope and nope.

Both keys are good. They both operate both the ignition and doors. Key fob lock the door except the drivers door. It won't lock or unlock, a maybe back actuator. Panic works.

I don't know how to reprogram the keys. Is this something I an do at home or is it a dealer thing. I've heard of a process that works but don't know what that is.

If I pull the #10 fuse won't that be the same as tripping the alarm? I'll try it. If I can at least get it started and to the dealer 7 miles away I'd be happy.

The engine light, Air Bag and ABS light are all part of the security system going off what what I understand. I have an Autoxray 5000 scanner and it won't connect, probably because of the security issue. I have tried the key method and still nothing. I have tried holding done the odometer thing, gauges function properly, no codes either.

Send me an email on the key thing if you would, I don't get notifications to replies here. h20tension@yahoo.com, make sure to copy and paste.

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Old 26 Apr 2009, 08:53 am
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Owners manual tells how to program the keys. To pull the code, you turn the key to on, off, on, off and on, a code or DONE will show up in the odometer.
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Old 28 Apr 2009, 08:49 am
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Okay, I tried the #10 fuse, didn't work. I have already done the key switch check thing, nothing. Called Chrysler, they said the only way to reset the security/immobilizer was to bring it in. Supposedly it takes about an hour @ $95/hour. I have had them do keys and it takes all of 15 minutes.

I am looking at getting a DRB III box. Does anyone know if that has the capabilities to reset the immobilizer?

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