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Hello,

I’m troubleshooting a no start with key condition on this car. The car will crank and start but then shut down within a few seconds. By my understanding this means a SKIM problem as my reading has indicated that this is the outcome when things aren’t seen as all good. The car also has what seems to be a professionally installed alarm/remote start system which is the only fob I have for the car. I can remote start the car with the remote and it will stay running even after inserting/turning the key and taking off but my understanding is also that SKIM is being bypassed somehow for this remote start to be possible, correct?

The theory I have right now is the only reason I can start the car at all is because of the alarm system bypass and that if I removed it I may be left with no means to start it period besides addressing whatever is busted with SKIM unless it’s the alarm interfering with its operation otherwise. I dunno, my brain is cooked on this one. What would you recommend? Thanks in advance
Hmmm. It could be that the system thinks it doesn’t recognize the signal coming from the chip on the key causing the car to turn off after a few seconds. It may be expensive but try and get your key reprogrammed to the system and see if that does anything if you can’t seem to find anything wrong with the system itself (no/loose ground, bad circuit boards, loose/no connections with plugs, etc)
 
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