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2008 Chrysler Aspen Question: The key (I've tried both keys) is not working to activate any systems.



Visitor, 5.7L V8, Orange Grove, TX, March 03, 2011, 06:12

The keys will not activate unlock/lock, remote start, hatch, etc. It just started this morning - and I really don't want to go to the dealer.

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    Johnny Mopar March 22, 2011, 13:44

    Check all fuses in your Junction Block F1, F4 and F12 (located behind the trim panel adjacent to the park brake pedal.
    The instrument cluster locks or unlocks the doors when an actuation input signal from a door lock switch or Memory Mirror Module is received. The instrument cluster turns on the output drivers and provides a voltage level to the door lock motor for a specified time. All passenger doors can be locked or unlocked using a mechanical button mounted on the door trim panel. The drivers door can be locked or unlocked by using the key cylinder.

    LOCK: Pressing the LOCK button locks all doors, sounds horn (chirp) once if enabled, flashes the park lamps once if enabled, and arms the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), if enabled. The chirp verifies that the instrument cluster has sent a message for door lock operation. If a door has not been closed before pressing the LOCK button, the vehicle may not be secured and the VTSS (if equipped) will not arm until the door is closed.
    UNLOCK: Pressing the UNLOCK button once will unlock the driver's door first if enabled, flashes the park lamps twice if enabled, activates the illuminated entry system, and disarms the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), if equipped. Pressing the UNLOCK button twice within five seconds will unlock all doors, if driver's door first is enabled.
    PANIC: Pressing the PANIC button sounds the horns at half second intervals, flashes the exterior lamps, and turns ON the interior lamps. The panic alarm will remain on for three minutes, or until the PANIC button is actuated again or the vehicle speed exceeds 25.7 Km/h (15 mph) will cancel the panic event.

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