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Thank you. I have been temporarily given a Nissan Altima

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Thank you Mike. I have been temporarily given a Nissan Altima (2007) to drive. Strangely, when I got into the car today the engine would not start. I have a keyless fob (no key needed to start the engine). The security immobilizer seems to have locked the car. I cannot even open the car doors !!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Have you tried new batteries in the key fob? Do you have a regular key to try?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I don't have a regular key. My VW is in the garage and the mechanic gave me this car as a temporary replacement.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What normally happens is I depress the handbrake pedal and then press the start button and the engine starts, but this time nothing. I then got out of the car and (very stupidly) manually locked the doors, thinking it was a door issue. I now can't even open the doors. The red car sign with key is permanently lit on.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Did you happen to notice if anything electrical in the car worked while you were in there? Such as, did the instrument cluster light up?

The red car sign with key on what is lit?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

In other words, is the battery dead?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have now (using the regular key) opened the car. When I want to start the engine the yellow key sign comes on.
Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

The yellow key sign where, on the instrument cluster?

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Does anything electrical work?

What engine is in this so I can lookup wiring diagrams if need be.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 1 year ago.

Plus, is it a base, s or hybrid?

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