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In the parking lot at the Miami speedway for the grand am race.
Pulled in and went to lock the car:nothing! Trunk won't unlock and
Obviously the car won't start either due to the ignition lock out
Feature. I am not carrying around a spare fob battery. The dealer
It was unlikely the fob battery failed on a 2011. Any other ideas?
Signed
stuck in Miami
 

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Use key to manually unlock door. Get in. See if car starts. If not pull your manual and go thru the process. Can open trunk from latch under rear seat. May have interference from another keyfob in area. Another owner had this bizarre event occur.
 

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This might help...
The by-pass procedure should still work to start the engine if the alarm/fob is inoperable. If you have the PIN (available from dealer using VIN #) here is the procedure:


Emergency Disarming/Mobilising
If the key transmitter is damaged or fails to function, and a spare key is not available, the alarm system’s
unique sPecific Identification Number (PIN) may be used to disarm the alarm provided that access is available
to the cabin:
- Turn on the ignition. The alarm tell tale will light.
- If the alarm is armed, accessing the cabin, or turning on the ignition will trigger the alarm until completion
of this emergency process.
- Within 10 seconds, turn the ignition off; the tell tale will begin to flash.
- After a number of flashes corresponding to the first digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Note that the first
flash may not be of full duration (but is still to be counted) dependent on the waveform position at time of
ignition switch off. Note that 10 flashes correspond to a zero digit.
- Turn off the ignition and after a number of flashes corresponding to the second digit of the PIN, turn on
the ignition. Repeat this process until all 5 digits have been completed. If, at any stage of the process, a
number is entered incorrectly, the system will immediately revert to the start, so that the whole PIN must
be re-entered.
- If the PIN is entered correctly, the alarm will now be overridden and the engine mobilised. However, automatic
immobilisation will still occur after an ignition off time of 40 seconds, requiring a repeat of the above
procedure to mobilise. Note that automatic re-arming of the alarm and automatic door locking cannot
occur until a working transmitter is used to operate the alarm.

Programming Additional Transmitters
Two transmitter fobs are provided with the new car. If one transmitter is lost or damaged, a replacement
should be obtained immediately, and programmed to the car alarm controller using the alarm system’s unique
sPecific Identification Number (PIN). A maximum of 6 transmitters may be programmed to the car, any thereafter
overwriting the first to have been programmed.
- With the engine immobilised (tell tale flashes briefly once per second), turn on the ignition.
- Enter the PIN as detailed in the emergency disarming process above, followed by the additional two digits
1, 1.
- The tell tale will flash rapidly for one second, then turn off.
- Within 8 seconds, press any button on the transmitter to be programmed. The tell tale will then pulse
rapidly and the siren will beep.
- Within 10 seconds press any button on the next transmitter to be programmed (if applicable), and repeat
this process for all remaining transmitters.
- When all transmitters have been programmed, wait for 10 seconds, or turn off the ignition.
To disable a lost or stolen transmitter from the system, use the above procedure to programme 6 transmitters,
if necessary repeatedly reprogramming the same transmitter if less than 6 programmed transmitters
are to be used.
 

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Thanks! Is there an alternative method to
Start the car with a failed fob?
 

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Sorry, just saw the post. Thanks for the procedue. Will try to replace fob battery
As soon as I can get a ride from the track into town.
 

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Rfong. Just got the pin code from the dealer.
The car is not locked and the alarm is NOT
Set.. What is the procedure in this situation?
The pin is a 5 digit number
Thanks
 

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Follow these steps exactly:

Sit in the car.

Put the key into the ignition.

- Turn on the ignition. The alarm tell tale will light.

- If the alarm is armed, accessing the cabin, or turning on the ignition will trigger the alarm until completion of this emergency process.

- Within 10 seconds, turn the ignition off; the tell tale will begin to flash.

- After a number of flashes corresponding to the first digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Note that the first flash may not be of full duration (but is still to be counted) dependent on the waveform position at time of ignition switch off. Note that 10 flashes correspond to a zero digit.

- Turn off the ignition and after a number of flashes corresponding to the second digit of the PIN, turn on the ignition. Repeat this process until all 5 digits have been completed. If, at any stage of the process, a
number is entered incorrectly, the system will immediately revert to the start, so that the whole PIN must be re-entered.

- If the PIN is entered correctly, the alarm will now be overridden and the engine mobilised. However, automatic immobilisation will still occur after an ignition off time of 40 seconds, requiring a repeat of the above procedure to mobilise. Note that automatic re-arming of the alarm and automatic door locking cannot occur until a working transmitter is used to operate the alarm.

If you goof on any one of these steps you have to start again on Step 1.

Be patient and follow each step.


Rfong. Just got the pin code from the dealer.
The car is not locked and the alarm is NOT
Set.. What is the procedure in this situation?
The pin is a 5 digit number
Thanks
 

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The dealer
It was unlikely the fob battery failed on a 2011. Any other ideas?
Someone mentioned once that when their fob did not work, they removed the battery, rotated it in the holder and reinstalled. It then worked. Might want to try it before attempting to locate a battery..maybe the fob battery connection is poor or a little dirt in it?

Good luck
 

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Rfong. Thanks!!!!!! That worked. On my way
To get a new fob battery!!!!
 

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Glad to help.

When this happened to my 2011 Evora, I was 6.5 hrs away from the dealer and 100 miles away from my home.

Eventually, after I got it to the dealer, they turned the battery carriage around but could not say that was the definitive cure as they also did some other work which included a ECU re-flash.

Since that episode, it has not happened again.


Rfong. Thanks!!!!!! That worked. On my way
To get a new fob battery!!!!
 

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Final episode: the problem simply went away on
It's own accord. I still have a new fob battery but
Did not need to replace it. British!! It just needed
5 hours of rest and paint of ale then it was fine.
Thanks again for everyone who helped.
Thanks rfong!
 

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Bet it is localized interference. With all the transmitters around a huge parking lot, the odds are getting ever higher that someone has a transmitter frequency same as or extremely close to you. Our alarm system is good but its also a PIA. Whatever happened to the user hidden reset button?
 
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