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1999 Nissan Maxima Question: Security Light and car will not start

 

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Visitor, Atlanta, TX, July 13, 2010, 10:02

The security light keeps blinkiing and my car will not start, it turns over but wont start. How do i get the security light to go off and is this what could be causing my care to not start

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    Visitor, September 21, 2010, 17:26

    dealer................

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    devilscap4 September 21, 2010, 17:48
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    The immobilizer is not allowing the vehicle to start. That is also why the security lamp is blinking. There is a small transponder inside the key that the security system activates when you attempt to start the vehicle. If the code that the key transmits matches the code programmed into the system, the car starts, and the security system disables. If the code does not match, or there is no code transmitted at all, the immobilizer activates the security lamp, and will not allow the vehicle to start. Any type of transponder, such as toll tags, and speed pass type credit/debit cards, can also cause interference. If ou have a spare key to the vehicle, try that one, and see if the car starts. If it does, then the transponder has failed in your key. They don't last forever. If you don't have a spare, then you will need anew key from your dealer. They are the only ones that can supply it, and the code will have to be entered into the security system by them as well.

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    Visitor, October 06, 2010, 17:27

    my car is a 1986 is this for this year of car

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    Visitor, February 19, 2011, 18:03

    lol i had this shit happen to me twice already it blows u got to get that shit towed to nissan

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    Visitor, October 28, 2010, 21:24

    I had the same problem and it was because I mistakingly used a key that was not programmed.

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    neville headley April 30, 2013, 11:00
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    how do i turn off the security light so that i can start the car its a 1999 nissan maxima

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