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You stated: "Now when i use a valid key, the car remains locked. Curious how to unlock my car!"
Are you saying that you are unable to unlock the doors with a valid key? OR are you stating that when you use the key in the ignition the engine fails to start?
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There is no published way to "reset" the alarm system. Normally when the key with a slash through it is illuminated with a valid key means that either the valid key is bad or there is an issue with the Immobilizer System. There is one thing that you can do that may or may not reset the system. Go ahead and disconnect the vehicle's battery for 10 minutes or so then reconnect it. After that try to start the engine to see if you are successful. If it starts now I would definitely still recommend that you visit your local dealer and have it diagnosed. If it did this once, chances are that it can happen again.
If it still won't start, you will have no choice but to tow it to your local dealer for diagnosis and repair. I HIGHLY recommend the dealer because if the SKIM module is faulty and needs to be replaced it WILL need to be programmed by the dealer and the keys will also need to be reprogrammed to the vehicle so be sure to take all keys with you to the dealer.
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The battery is under the hood. You will need basic hand tools to loosen the negative battery terminal and remove it from the battery. Leave it off for a few minutes before reconnecting it to retest starting.
Here is a pic of a battery:
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It may not look like yours but as you see there are terminals connected to the battery, the positive is the plus or one with the red cover. Remove the negative one to avoid damage from arcing electrical sparks.
Yes, you need the appropriate wrench., 10mm, 12mm or 13mm, I'm not sure which for your vehicle. As long as you only disconnect the negative and NOT the positive all should be ok and not dangerous. Although you must make sure not to touch any metal to the positive and negative cable or body at the same time. A spark can occur that may cause fire if not careful..
Yes, correct, only the negative cable...
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