CAN I START THE ENGINE WITHOUT THE ADVANCED KEY?

  • Tiny
  • Sheila Lapinski
  • 2007 MAZDA

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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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 8:53 PM

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

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:12 PM
  • Tiny
  • Sheila Lapinski
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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. :(

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:26 PM
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The steering could be locked. Try rocking the steering wheel gently, turning it away from the side that does move and turn the key.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:33 PM
  • Tiny
  • Sheila Lapinski
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Yup, tried that too. :-/

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:36 PM
  • Tiny
  • Sheila Lapinski
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Is it possible the key isn't programmed or something? I've never used it. It does lock and unlock the doors.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:38 PM
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Even if it is not programmed, you should be able to turn it.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:52 PM
  • Tiny
  • Sheila Lapinski
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Well, I guess I'm screwed. Ugh.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:53 PM
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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.

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Sunday, August 12th, 2012 AT 9:56 PM

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