How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question

sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 17478
Experience:  ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
9825021
Type Your Chrysler Question Here...
sprinkles08 is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How do you reset the factory anti theft on an 06 chrysler 300

Resolved Question:

how do you reset the factory anti theft on an 06 chrysler 300
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

 

What kind of problems are you having?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
heres what happened....
car is running,parked and at idle. i got out (driver side)and got something out of my trk.got back in and the radio is off, buzzer is going off, and the abs, airbag , and no dash guages are frozen. called local dodge dealer, and the fob reset and the key n the door. any suggestions
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.
The car still starts and runs ok?

Were you having any problems leading up to this?

Has any recent work been done to the car?

Do you have any kind of remote start or alarm on the car?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
no problems, no wrk done, it has the factory fob key
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

Let's try disconnecting the battery and see what happens. You've definitely got an odd chain of events there. The battery is in the trunk. Open the trunk and pull up the lower panel and you'll find the battery on the right side in the rear. With the key turned completely off disconnect the battery for a couple minutes and then reconnect it and see if the problems go away.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
how do you open it? the fob and button dont do it.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

Try pushing the button on the dash with the key in the on position. If that doesn't work then you can go in through the back seat. If you lay the seat down you can crawl through and grab the glow in the dark emergency release handle on the trunk to open it from the inside.

 

Do the power door locks an interior lights work ok?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
all electronics are nonfunctional, except for the panic button it wrks. interior lights stay on all the time now
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

But the engine still starts and runs?

 

Do you have nice bright headlights?

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
with the key on yes, but no active dash.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

Let's try disconnecting the battery and see if that helps, but it may not. If that doesn't help I think our next step would be to do some electrical testing with a voltmeter.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
brb n opening trunk and disconnecting bat
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.

Ok.

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
that got it! battery voltage is a 12.2 vdc right now. the dome lights were on for two hours.any ideas on what would cause it to go into theft mode??
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 4 years ago.
That sounds like the load shed function. Factory security works by letting the engine start and then shutting off the fuel injectors to kill the engine, it can't affect any other functions.

What happened was it sounds like the car went into load shed programming because the lights were left on. As the battery voltage drops farther and farther different unnecessary functions will start to be locked out to save battery voltage. Heated seats, things like that are the first to be disabled first. It sounds like your car was either in load shed or the very low battery voltage caused some modules to get confused, something that can happen when they don't have enough power to power up properly. It sounds like you should be ok once the car has ran for a bit and the battery gets charged back up. 12.2 is a little low, but once it's ran for a while it should come back.
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Chrysler
Satisfied Customers: 17478
Experience: ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
sprinkles08 and 4 other Chrysler Specialists are ready to help you

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
< Last | Next >
  • I was skeptical at first but thought I'd give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Your site actually is a quality service that I would recommend to others in a heartbeat. Stan Sayre, PA
  • I AM VERY GLAD THAT I TOOK A CHANCE ON YOUR PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS. I WAS SUCCESSFUL IN REPLACING THE FUEL PUMP. MY TRUCK RUNS LIKE A CLOCK. IT RUNS LIKE THE DAY I BOUGHT IT. NO LUNGING FORWARD, THE TURBO REACTS THE SECOND I STOMP ON THE GAS, AND IT HAS A LOT MORE POWER AND EVEN SOUNDS BETTER TO ME. IT SAVED ABOUT $500.00 BY DOING THE WORK MYSELF. I GIVE YOU ALL THE CREDIT FOR YOUR DIAGNOSING THE PROBLEM, JUST FROM THE SYMPTONS I GAVE YOU OVER THE e MAIL. I WILL USE YOUR WEB SITE AGAIN AND REFER MY FRIENDS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE HELP. TOM WHITTAKER USA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Rev. Jerry Baysinger Holts Summit, Mo
  • I recently asked a question about my 2005 dodge ram, and I just wanted to let my Expert know that he hit the nail squarely on the head with his answer. I wanted to thank him again. Greg Pittsburgh, PA
  • Just a quick line to tell you how pleased I am to have my brakes working properly after all this time. Your answer was what I needed. I would certainly recommend you highly. God bless! Jerry Holts Summit, MO
  • Thank you so much for your answer. My initial estimate was $325; I got it done for $100 - part and labor. Lynn B. Ormond Beach, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

    Satisfied Customers:

    384
    Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MO/molurch/2012-6-6_214526_500.64x64.png Don 'Mo Lurch''s Avatar

    Don 'Mo Lurch'

    Aftermarket & Factory Electronics

    Satisfied Customers:

    384
    Chrysler Warnty, Heavy Line Mech, Mobile Electronics. Sales, Installation & Repair for 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/2P/2paulm/2012-4-4_183431_justabswer.64x64.jpg Paul M ASE Master's Avatar

    Paul M ASE Master

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    117
    ASE Master Tech 20+ Years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka - Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka - Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    93
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/IV/ivestoy2/2011-7-21_44030_ivan.64x64.jpg Ivan's Avatar

    Ivan

    ASE Certified Master Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    55
    ASE Master Tech w/ 20+ years in the field. Self employed for 9 years. Member of AUTOLAB radio show.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AC/acuramstr/2012-6-6_181032_me.64x64.jpg AUTOMSTR's Avatar

    AUTOMSTR

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    ASE Master Tech, L1, CA Smog ,30 YRS EXP
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    Chrysler Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    787
    ASE Master Technician advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    432
    ASE Master tech. 30+ years mechanic, shop forman, service manager
 
 
 
Chat Now With A Chrysler Mechanic
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
Technician
3391 Satisfied Customers
ASE Master & Advanced level certified, Chrysler Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist