Starting Issue HELP - ClubLexus - Lexus Forum Discussion

Notices
GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) Discussion about the second generation GS300, GS400 and GS430 (1998 - 2005)

Starting Issue HELP

 
Old 03-05-19, 09:11 PM
  #1  
Metlupass2
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Starting Issue HELP

Replaced my battery a while ago but I've only driven my car a few times in the last four months. I've taken it out and charged it up to rule that out and replaced loose battery cable.

Ive got a Viper 7756v that's only a few years old.

Car will not start with key. I get a no crank no start. All accessories turn on.

When use my remote start it will crank but not turn over.

If I have my key in the ignition in the ON position and then remote start the car will start. When I touch brake the car will shut off like a normal remote start without the key in.

Any ideas? Is there an ignition fuse that could have blown?

Thanks
Metlupass2 is offline  
Old 03-06-19, 04:49 AM
  #2  
KDF1
Driver School Candidate
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Fl
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Check for the security light

I am having the same problem rigth now but I've noticed that when I insert the key fob the security light keeps blinking which mean the immobilizer still doing its function if somebody has a solution for this it would be very appreciated LEXUS GS300 1988.
KDF1 is offline  
Old 03-09-19, 11:43 AM
  #3  
Metlupass2
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Anyone.....?
Metlupass2 is offline  
Old 03-09-19, 02:25 PM
  #4  
lexo98
Lead Lap
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: ca
Posts: 778
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Does the alarm have a valet mode? If so put in valet and see if your still having issues
lexo98 is offline  
Old 03-10-19, 06:12 PM
  #5  
Metlupass2
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks. It won't do anything in valet either. Does that mean that it's the car and not rated to the remote start/alarm?
Metlupass2 is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 12:36 AM
  #6  
TW99GS300
Pole Position
 
TW99GS300's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: WA
Posts: 379
Thanked 28 Times in 25 Posts
Default

All 98-05 Lexus branded vehicle has immobilizers. Typically with a remote start there's a immobilizer bypass module. You inserting the key and remote start is working typically indicates the module is faulty, the security light should stop flashing when remote start is engaged. I would go and have whoever installed it for you to check the bypass module.
TW99GS300 is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 06:59 AM
  #7  
sbagdon
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: MI
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Personally, I'd rip it out. The support-issues of aftermarket remote-start, with immobilizers, really isn't worth the pain.
sbagdon is online now  
The Following User Says Thank You to sbagdon For This Useful Post:
Aeok18109 (03-11-19)
Old 03-11-19, 05:21 PM
  #8  
TrueGS300
Driver
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: CA
Posts: 181
Thanked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Default

After market alarms are such a pain. I remove a couple a month for no start issues. I've never had anyone tell me they have benefited from one before. I'd get rid of it.
TrueGS300 is offline  
Old 03-11-19, 05:54 PM
  #9  
Metlupass2
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I've had this car for almost 13 years now and this remote start for maybe 4.

Could it be a bad ignition switch?
Metlupass2 is offline  
Old 03-12-19, 04:25 AM
  #10  
sbagdon
Pole Position
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: MI
Posts: 244
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 9 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Metlupass2 View Post
I've had this car for almost 13 years now and this remote start for maybe 4.

Could it be a bad ignition switch?
It could be. It could be anything. Yet my vote is a bad remote-start module, or something related to a failure in the remote-start (such as a loose wire).

Is it possible to put the remote-start in to "defeat" mode? Bypass all functionality, and return the car to "normal"... guessing a hardware switch on the controller module? That might be what "valet" mode would be...? Then if it starts normally, under all conditions, you can narrow it down to the remote-start install. Then you can find the fault.

When making a change, if you're having issues, the first thing is to control that change, and remove that change, and see if things return to the previous state.

We have an older car here ('94) with aftermarket-remote and immobilizer, and it's a pain... it'll drain the battery in two weeks, and if you do something like lock the car with the inside switch and not the remote, the next time you remote unlock it, the immobilizer won't permit engine start. We've been meaning to hardware disable the immobilizer (the car would never be stolen, yet kre is always awesome), yet we've been lazy. Either way, when it gets too difficult, we'll pull it out.

Last edited by sbagdon; 03-12-19 at 04:30 AM.
sbagdon is online now  
Old 03-14-19, 10:11 AM
  #11  
Metlupass2
Driver
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 113
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yeah putting it in valet mode disables the remote start and alarm. It still does nothing when I turn the key.

I ordered an ignition switch and will try that.
Metlupass2 is offline  
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: