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I just changed the radiator, thermostat and a couple of

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I just changed the radiator, thermostat and a couple of hoses in my 05 xterra. I also put a new battery in the vehicle. The vehicle has been sitting up for a month and a half and was not cranked before I started working on it. I went to start the vehicle and it does not say anything. the mileage comes up and a red blinking car symbol with a key in the middle keeps blinking
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Hi. Was the battery dead for a while in the vehicle before you changed it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not sure I replaced the battery when it wouldn't turnover
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

Ok. With the red security light flashing it sounds like your vehicle lost the key program that it had. Which can hapen when the battery sits dead for too long. To reprogram the keys you need to bring it to a dealer or call a mobile locksmith that can do it. Most can.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, I will take the keys to the nissan shop tomorrow. Thank you very much.
Expert:  EricFromCT replied 11 months ago.

You are welcome. THanks for letting me assist you and please rate my assistance using the 5 star rating method.