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#1 Old 04-14-2013, 10:05 PM
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Security Light on, wont start

Today my 2008 Charger refuses to start after driving around for the afternoon. When I insert the key fob, the red security light comes on under the fuel gauge and nothing else happens, and the car won't start.

I've googled around and I see lots of references to a flashing security light, and also the engine starting then stopping after a few seconds.

My light is solid, and only goes out when the key is removed. I tried disconnecting the battery, but to no avail. Its a two hour drive to the dealership, I don't relish the towing bill.

Any ideas?
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#2 Old 04-14-2013, 11:44 PM
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Try your second key. Seems maybe your primary key might have lost its program.


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#3 Old 04-15-2013, 12:20 AM
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Both keys do the same thing. The keyless entry buttons work fine however. Is it possible that the system "forgot" both keys?
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#4 Old 04-15-2013, 12:22 AM
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Seems highly unlikely. But I'd guess it's possible?!?!?


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#5 Old 04-15-2013, 02:36 AM
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Did you use the valet key a few times to turn it on? If you trigger the engine self shutdown(security) a few times it will lock til dealership unlocks it.
Bank didnt lock it did they?

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#6 Old 04-15-2013, 01:32 PM
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I'm now able to get it started 30% of the time by sort of "flicking" the key to the right before its fully inserted, then putting it all the way in. Off to the dealer I go
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#7 Old 04-15-2013, 03:27 PM
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If u havent gone to dealer, try putting the key in the ON position for 10 minutes and see if the security thing goes away.
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#8 Old 04-15-2013, 06:11 PM
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Will give that a try, thanks.
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