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I have a 2012 Toyota corolla. both my key fobs aren't

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Hello. I have...

Hello. I have a 2012 Toyota corolla. both my key fobs aren't working; but a red light blinks when I press the unlock button. The security light in the car is blinking, and the car won't start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light flash, blink or stay solid? Have you tried to reset the security system?

I don't know the difference between flash and blink

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Corolla yourself? What have you tried so far?

I also don't know how to reset the security system. my old corolla had a switch under the steering wheel but i don't see that in this one. my car is dead so i don't really have a choice unless i get it towed

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I think that's it ok thank you

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Toyota
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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago
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Hi, My name is Jay

Have you tried to use the key and unlock the car door with key to see if it disables the theft system?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I can get in to the car with the key but it doesn't disable the theft system
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago
You will need to disconnect the battery clamps and wait ten minutes then reconnect it then unlock door and see if that helps
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, we will try that first before a phone call, thanks.
Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

Let me know if disconnecting battery works. Then phone call can be funded by you.

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Toyota Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

If you have no other questions then please enter a 5 star rating so I can get credit for assisting you today. Thanks.

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