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The light wit a key in a car is coming is the air

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The light wit a key in a car is coming is the air bag light...the car seems to lose a little power . .plus i can smell something similiar to gas...
JA: Have you checked the codes? Is anything interfering with the seatbelt switch?
Customer: Yes one code seems to b the immobilizer...
JA: What is the model/year of your Kia?
Customer: 2005 kia aminti...v6
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Changed alternator...
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Thats it
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Kia
Expert:  Dan replied 1 year ago.


You need a high end scan tool to get the codes out of the immobilizer. It may have lost the key signal while you were trying to start it. You will also need to scan the airbag system for codes, probably not related to the key light. You have a few different issues. The throttle position sensors on this vehicle are prone to fail. You need a scan tool to diagnose.

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