Ok . This means the WIN works sometimes (as the car starts sometimes) and doesn't work at other times(as the car doesn't start sometimes). Someone on Edmund car discussion group said replacing WIN did not fix the problem, and another one said changing battery or jumpstarting worked. Of course we cannot believe those 100%, but jumpstarting worked for me once (but did not work another time with a jumpstart box). Could it be that the electric power supply to WIN module is low due to some grounding or leakage which is compensated with a new battery?Or, may be the WIN module is getting old and so unreliable as its key sensing performance is decreasing. Replacing WIN module is an option, but could you give any estimate of how much it should cost? Any other suggestions?
OK, thanks a lot. Does replacing WIN require new keys, or can the existing keys be reprogrammed for the new WIN? Any cost estimate of reprogramming the keys? Also, the WIN replacement did on Friday or on other occassions, was/were they for the same/similar problem I am having? If so, did replacing the WIN fix the starting problem? Thanks a lot.
Alright, thanks a lot. Since you have seen similar starting problems fixed after replacing with new WINs, I am going to try that. Any cost estimate on programming the keys for the new WIN? I used the original 2 keys to program the two new keys I bought. I also have some 4 digit pin number for my car. I wonder if I can program the keys for the new WIN myself (if the dealer chargers me too much for programming the keys; around $10/key would be ok). Thanks a lot. I will rate you Excellent.