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If this issue here only occured after these repairs above were done this can be a fault with something that was bumped loose or damaged possibly when the repairs above had been done.I have seen this occur before and the repairs needed re checked for any issues and if any faults were found the faults corrected from there.I suspect something will be found bumped loose or damaged needing corrected.
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Do you see a security/anti theft light on solid or flashing on the dash at all when trying to start then when it doesnt start just let go of the key without turning the key back any at all?
O.k.,this indicates although it sees a key present the immobilizer doesn't think it is the correct key.This can occur if the battery is disconnected or voltage loss to computers occurs.On this model here the only way I see and know of to reprogram the security system to allow starting of the vehicle is with the dealers Testbook/T4 computer/scan tool.I don't see a manual procedure myself on this here.
I know a dealer may charge an hours labor to do this.I have heard of others say they can leave the key in the ignition for an hour and it will relearn or lock and unlock the doors with the key or remote and this relearns it as well but I haven't tried this procedure myself.You might check and see if this works.If it doesn't then a dealer has to reprogram it unfortunately.
The remotes will still operate properly in this way but the vehicle isnt recognizing the key/remote to allow the engine to start as this is a seperate signal.In order to correct this here it will have to be programmed and this usually requires a dealers scan tool/computer or authorized repair center to do this.