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While updating the gps maps the security system activated

Customer Question

while updating the gps maps the security system activated and disabled the vehicle.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Lincoln
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

It is possible your battery voltage dropped to a low point while doing this update.

It is wise to a battery maintainer connected to the Battery while doing any updating or programming.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
are you telling me that I need to try to jump start it. The lights are bright and functioning. The lock symbol on the left of the dash flashes. The fob key seems to still unlock doors but will not crank the vehicle.
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Did your update work ok?

Does the battery still appear to be ok, bright headlights etc?

Sounds like the immobilizer is not recognizing your key.

Have you got another key to try?

The key has two functions, one is remote access, one is to allow vehicle start.

Are you able to disconnect the battery for 2 minutes and then retry?


Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?

I hope my advice has been of assistance to you.

Kind regards