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Chad Farhat
Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
Category: Pontiac
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicles
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My (both) car door openers won't work. I can open the car

Customer Question

my (both) car door openers won't work. I can open the car door with the keys manually but once I get in the motor won't start.
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: I don't know. I was thinking of calling AAA but have not yet.
JA: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?
Customer: 2008 Scion
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just checking to see if both keys did not work and did the motor start.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Pontiac
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

Hi, I'm Chad. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question and I will be posting your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

hey how are you

1- Try this below procedure

2-But if you can check the battery for 12 volts & if you know how , check all fuses 34-

3-is there any security light on dash flashing when you try to start ?

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 10 months ago.

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