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sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 15 years dealership experience
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My name is ***** *****, I have an issue with my 2001

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hi , my name is ***** *****, I have an issue with my 2001 IS300SC.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: since a couple of months ago a couldnot use the remote to open my doors, but since last week the immobilizer is activated for some reason, car wouldnt start annymore
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Customer: security light in dash flashes with 4 second interval
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: UK Car
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
after the problem with the remote, the lexus dealer tried to reprogramm the keys but didn't succeed in that, they said there are to many keys in the ecu memory. I accepted that for then, and use the key to lock and unlock, but since last week the immobilizer is activated and car won't start anymore, the security light flashes with an 4 - 5 seconds interval, as sign that the immobilzer is activated. the car has an professionally installed aftermarket alarm, which normally be activated by the remote(s), but since I cannot use the remote, this alarm didnot work anymore.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
note: since I have start issue's the c.e.l. is not lighting up when ignition is switched on, so it means the ECU has no power.
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

You may have a handful of things going on, and it sounds as if there is a combination of a couple problems at the same time. If the key fob stopped working first then that is unrelated to the current no start situation.

The immobilizer light may be flashing because the immobilizer module isn't communicating with the engine controller. If the engine controller isn't awake it could be a loss of power or ground or an internal failure.

The engine light doesn't do a bulb check at key on?

Does the fuel pump run when the key is turned on?