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My toddler did something while sitting in drivers seat to my

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My toddler did something while sitting in drivers seat to my Forrester 2014 and then I heard beeps and now key wont work and car wont start. Help I am miles from home!!!
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Subaru
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

The first thing you should do will be to make sure the shifter is all the way in park by putting your foot on the brakes with the key in the run position and move the shifter to revers and then back into park. then see if it will start. If it does not then, lock all the doors with the power door lock switch and close all the doors. wait 5 minutes and unlock the doors with the key. Then see if it will start up.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
First suggestion did not work. Power door lock not working so can't perform 2nd suggestion.
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Ok manualy lock all the other doors but the drivers door. make sure all the doors are closed and lock the drivers door with the key. Wait 5 minutes and then unlock the drivers door and see if it will start and run.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That did not work either.
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Can you shift the shifter to neutral and see if it will start please.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Can't move the shifter
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

Do you have the ignition switch in the run position and your foot on the brakes?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
but nothing happens
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

how long have the power door locks not worked?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
About an hour ago
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

So they stopped working about the same time as it stopped starting?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
What could have caused car to start beeping when child hit some button? ? Could that be related?
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

I believe you have a blown fuse. Do you have a test light by chance so you can check the fuses?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I have no idea. This is way beyond my capabilities. I am out of time. Child is hysterical crying and so am i. Will call tow truck. Sorry
Expert:  Kalamykid replied 3 months ago.

I am sorry. I wish I could be there to fix this for you.

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