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Turn engine off and remove the key. Disconnect both battery cables (positive and negative) and clamp or use a jumper wire to hold them together, turn key to on position and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then reconnect one at a time, positive first then negative. This should reset the system.
There is a service bulletin out for this problem and it does involve replacing the electron ignition switch, this would need to be towed to the dealer for repair as they will need to reprogram with the scan tool.
I am unable to get cost info at this time as our dealer parts department is closed, you can call the parts department at the dealer and ask for a parts price. The labor should not be more than a couple hours to replace.
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You want to ground the positive cable, this can be done by holding the two cables together. There are capacitors in vehicles that store power even when the battery is disconnected. By grounding you are discharging the capacitors which clears the memory from various modules.
Yes, it is a common problem. The battery reset is always worth a try because it does not cost anything.
Key out. Dealer only as the keys need to be programmed.
No this will not reset the key codes to start the car, only replacing the EIS will cause this and need the key codes programmed
Yes positive side first.