Mechanics

CAN I START THE ENGINE WITHOUT THE ADVANCED KEY?

2007 Mazda Other

My husband went out of town and had my advanced key fab in his pocket. Can I start the car with my valet (transponder) key?
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Sheila Lapinski
August 12, 2012.



If it has a transponder then you can. Valet key can be used to start but it would not open the boot.

KHLow2008
Aug 12, 2012.
Well, I have inserted the key (it is not the auxiliary key found in the advanced key fab, but rather a normal sized metal key with large black plastic top) into the ignition switch and the switch will not turn. I don't understand. : (

Tiny
Sheila Lapinski
Aug 12, 2012.
The steering could be locked. Try rocking the steering wheel gently, turning it away from the side that does move and turn the key.

KHLow2008
Aug 12, 2012.
Yup, tried that too. : -/

Tiny
Sheila Lapinski
Aug 12, 2012.
Is it possible the key isn't programmed or something? I've never used it. It does lock and unlock the doors.

Tiny
Sheila Lapinski
Aug 12, 2012.
Even if it is not programmed, you should be able to turn it.

KHLow2008
Aug 12, 2012.
Well, I guess I'm screwed. Ugh.

Tiny
Sheila Lapinski
Aug 12, 2012.
Try inserting the key again and ensure it is fully slotted in. While turning the key, try wiggling it slightly and also rocking the steering wheel as well.

Try putting your foot on the brake pedal.

KHLow2008
Aug 12, 2012.