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Key detected error

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Tkelly2017, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Jul 14, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    Tkelly2017

    Tkelly2017 [OP] New Member

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    So today my car did not want to let me lock my car, it acted like I trying to lock my key fob in my car. I tried to lock it at the door and once I had all doors closed and away from my car with the fob. It had worked fine just before at the stop we made previous. Now when I get out of my car the radio/navy screen does not turn off. I had to manually shut it off. After I am out of the car my screen will come on and say no key detected with the flashing triangle, like I’m trying to start the car again or something. I’ve tried restarting it, checking all doors. I’m afraid it’s going to run my battery down! Any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 14, 2019 at 9:39 PM
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    4Runner fun

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    I am not a mechanic.
    I would disconnect the negative battery terminal & pump the breaks (takes any standing electricity out of the system).
    Reconnect & if it continues...
    I would take it to the dealer as it is still under warranty (pending mileage). Otherwise (my preference) find a local mechanic who knows these & let them go to work.
    The symptoms are odd. However, you sound like you own a limited & that may be the key here.
    Again, not a mechanic. Just my thoughts.
    Hope it helps!
     
  3. Jul 15, 2019 at 3:16 AM
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    Thank you I will try this!
     
  4. Jul 15, 2019 at 4:07 AM
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    Yeah definitely try the battery dis-connect for a couple minutes also not a mechanic but it always works on the TV remote when it starts acting up. I pull one battery, put it back and viola it works again. :yes:
     
  5. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:48 PM
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    Was a solution to this ever found ? I've been dealing with this for a while and haven't come across any solutions. Any help appreciated. I did all that was suggested above.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2022 at 9:17 PM
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    Had the same issue with my car for the 1st time yesterday and again today. I couldn't lock the car with my remote. I checked all the doors they were closed, had the key and remote in my hand outside the vehicle. When I pushed the remote it made a noise, but no confirming beep indicating doors were locked. After trying 3 times I went into the store anyway my pitbull/mastiff was in the truck... I wasn't worried.
    Please help, any new info on this issue? Thanks
     
  7. Jan 15, 2022 at 11:15 PM
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    glwood54

    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Do you have a second remote to try?
     
  8. Jan 15, 2022 at 11:17 PM
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    dcwn.45

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    try a new battery in your fob?
     
  9. Jan 15, 2022 at 11:38 PM
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    Hattiegurl

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    I do have a 2nd fob...had to buy a new one truck only came with one fob and no keys.
    I'll try the new fob and key tomorrow. Thanks
     
  10. Jan 16, 2022 at 11:45 AM
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    I've tried the spare fob put new batteries in both of them. Still the same problem and it's only intermittent because the next morning it worked fine.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2022 at 12:39 PM
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    Gone are the good old days manual keys with chips no dip ! :hattip:2022 and you still cant order a vehicle the exact way you want it within reason !
     

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