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Old 02 Aug 2011, 04:03 pm
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Hello Everyone,
My Son's girlfriend parked in my driveway with her 2006 PT Cruiser last week. When she tried to leave the car would start for 2 seconds then die. Being a pretty good shade tree mechanic I worked on it for a little while. Now it won't even turn over! She bought this car used and never has had a fob key. Only a plain metal key. The round security light flashes continually when you turn the key on. This looks like an alarm issue problem to me, but what do I know, I'm the one who made the car not even turn over now. Her owners manual mentions having a Sentry key and procedures to allow other keys. What does one do if they have no Sentry key or the 4 digit pin? Is there a way to get this car running again or must we have it towed? Towed to where, a dealer? Any and all help with this problem will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 05:24 pm
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You are in the mostly sound forum.

Post it in the Tech forum, you might get some better responses.

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Old 02 Aug 2011, 05:32 pm
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I will give you some great advice!

You are in the sound forum.

Post it in the Tech forum
Sound and SECURITY Forum. He thinks it relates to the security aspect of the car.
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 05:46 pm
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lol i agree this is the security forum too. I would say, instead of spending money on a tow and then spend money on the stealership to fix it, call a lock smith. That's what some of the ppl have done on here to save time and money, i think lol. but definitely call a lock smith.
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Sound and SECURITY Forum. He thinks it relates to the security aspect of the car.

He might get better info from the Tech and PERFORMANCE forum.

That forum is also about 10x more active.

there is only 13 people viewing this forum; but 87 people viewing the Tech and Performance Forum

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Guess it was decent advice; since no one has helped him yet this forum

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He might get better info from the Tech and PERFORMANCE forum.

That forum is also about 10x more active.

there is only 13 people viewing this forum; but 87 people viewing the Tech and Performance Forum

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Guess it was decent advice; since no one has helped him yet this forum
no doubt, no doubt. lol
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i sent a pm to CREWZIN for some input
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Hope he gets the help he wants.

I just want to put the word security in bold and all caps


... AND SECURITY
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Hope he gets the help he wants.

I just want to put the word security in bold and all caps


... AND SECURITY
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Old 02 Aug 2011, 06:36 pm
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OK, we're over in the TECH part of the forum now but I think he hit the nail on the head. Without the security system seeing the embedded code in the fat key, it's only supposed to run for about 3 seconds and then cut off. If the security light is flashing, I believe that's what the car is looking for.

Now, how the heck did she drive it over to the house, I'm not sure.

I found this on a search. Maybe it will help.

How to Bypass a PT Cruiser Factory Key Antitheft System | eHow.com
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