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How do I reset the kill switch on my 2001 Lexus IS300? : are

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Hi how do I reset the kill switch on my 2001 Lexus IS300?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lexus
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question,

Your 2001 dose not have a kill switch, what type of problem are you having?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I dropped off the car to get the hood painted. The guy called and said that the car would not turn on
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Has he checked to make sure the battery is fully charged and the connections are clean and tight?

When you say it will not turn on are you saying it will not crank over or dose it crank and not start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It cranks but does not start
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
U use the service key to drive the car. And the regular key to open and lock the car
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

In order for the car to start and run you need good spark at the spark plugs, injector pulse and proper fuel pressure. Can you have him check each one of these and see which one your lacking?

Id the theft light on?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The security light is on
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Have him try removing both battery cable and touch them together for a few second and see if that will reset the system. Once he has done that , have him lock the doors and use either the key or the remote to unlock the drivers door and see if the system resets as it should.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you. I am going to have triple A being it on front of the house. And do it. If it does not work I may call you in a about an hour
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Okay, good luck. Hopefully all works out.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Ron replied 1 year ago.

Your very welcome and thank you as well.

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