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Please explain why it's active, and I will explain on how to get it out of lock mode
i drained the battery really low with accessory lights left on overnight ...
That is what you need to do to get it out of lock mode
this doesn't work for me.
Does the security light turn solid when you turn the key to the ON position?
no, just blinks
Double check please,
ok will brb
The light will either be ON
with the key turned to the ON position
no it definitely just blinks
It can't blink when the key is turned to the ON position
hmm. ok maybe i had it in the start position?
let me check again
The light is either off, or on when the key is turned to the ON position
ok the key is in position "3" and the red security light is flashing!
Do you have remote start or anything installed?
nothing aftermarket, just the accessory lights direct from the battery posts.
This will do a hard reset on the truck
i'm in the truck now, btw
Disconnect the negative battery cable for 10 mins
i had the battery out all last night
should i do it again?
You want to only disconnect the negative battery cable for 10 mins
Let me know how you make out
wait that is it?
just one step?
Disconnecting the battery for 10 mins, that does a hard reset on the whole truck
how exact does my timing need to be?
I will explain on how to reprogram the windows cause they will need to be reprogramed also
You need to wait at least 10 mins, not any sooner
but 11 is ok?
yes, that is fine
do you think i tripped something by having the battery removed for an extended period of time?
After you disconnected the battery, come back and I will explain on how to program the windows
battery is disconnected.
When the battery is low, you can run risk of having the keys loss there programming
But not normally
To program the windows auto up feature, this is what you need to do
i think i did that .... ! it was super low(11.2 volts)
First start with the windows all the way down
i can't operate the windows
ii have no power anywhere in the truck.
I am telling you this now
when you reconnect it
but even when its connected
because of the immobilization
the thing is totally dead
no lights, blinkers, radio
When you turn the key to the ON position does all the lights on the dash come on?
just the immobilization light
You tried jump starting the truck?
with a fresh jump box
You popped the main fusible link
no response at all
Get a flash light and look close on the positive battery terminal.
is that in the main box under the hood?
That is where the main fusible link is located.
on the terminal itself. ...
let me check
It can be hard to see
But if you have no power like your saying, then you have a blown main fusible link
It's not the Immobilizer.
well that one dash light flashes
That is why the light is still blinking, it doesn't see the key is turned on
how is it getting power though?
i see four fuses, and they all appear to be intact ...
I know they look intact.. they always do. Trying to get you another image
?it has been eleven mins. should i reconnect
That is a picture of all the links location on the positive battery terminal
thanks for the image
i missed the two main ones up top
the 140A fuse is clearly popped!
If the link is blown, then disconnecting the battery is not going to help
If it's popped that is your problem
That main fusible link will need to be replaced
you think then the key reset feature will need to be used ata all?
This is only available from the dealer I am afraid
can i pick that up at a regular auto parts
It's a dealer item only
since it's 2011
ok thanks. do you think they keys will need to be reprogrammed
to be honest, it may also even have to be ordered
No, not likely
are these really rare parts?
a 140 amp fuse is huge
They are not rare
how did i pop it?
Something with the way you tried to jump start it
That is the most common cause
trying to jump?
leavig the box on too long?
i did do it backwards
or connecting it improperly
because i've been doing a lot of electrical work inside
and black is hot for houses
When your hooking up jumper cables
You want to hook up Positive first, then Negative
If you do it the other way, you can cause a voltage surge also which can pop the link
yeah probably backwards ...
from the jump box
Well that is what your truck is going to need t
ok so once i replace that fuse, should i run any of these other diagnostics?
You won't need to
or you expect it to just work?
You will need to program the windows
like I outlined
i think i cut you off ...
can you please re-explain?
Just remember to connect positive first, and then the negative battery cable
After you get the truck running again
to program the auto up
for each window your programming
start with the window down
Then hold the window switch up, so the window goes all the way up. Once it gets to the top and stops, continue to hold the switch for 5 more seconds
Then release it, and check operation
Do you have any more questions on this?
not right now at least!
thank you for your help.
Your welcome, and thank you for using JustAnswer.com
i was hoping i could avoid towing my truck to the dealership and reprogramming keys!
You can, but you still need to go to the dealer to get the link
Your welcome again.