On the dashboard of my car is the car with the key Symbol blinking, car will not start

Tiny
TORYE11
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  • 2007 VOLKSWAGEN EOS
  • 105,394 MILES
I have driven it a couple of times but just last week this happened. I don’t know what this means and I don’t know what to do.
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Friday, April 10th, 2020 AT 9:21 AM

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Tiny
KASEKENNY
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We need to check for codes first and foremost. Second this is the security system light that means there is an issue with the anti theft system. Normally this is caused by a key issue but there could be other issues.

Here is a guide that runs through the basics of this issue:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system

Let me know what codes you have if any and that can dictate next steps.
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Friday, April 10th, 2020 AT 10:05 AM
Tiny
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How do I get the codes? I just went to my car today the same thing is happening but now when I turn the car on it repeatedly blinks and ticking sound happens and my driver side window won t go all the way up.
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Friday, April 10th, 2020 AT 10:14 AM
Tiny
KASEKENNY
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That is interesting. Have you had the battery tested? If not, let's do that before we check for codes.

To check for codes you would need a scan tool or stop by a parts store where they scan for codes.

However, let's pull the battery out and take to a parts store that does battery testing and see what they find with it. I suspect based on that new info that the battery is dead.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-battery-load-test

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Friday, April 10th, 2020 AT 7:32 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Here is how you can get the codes:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

Please let us know what you find. We are interested to see what it is.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2020 AT 11:43 AM
Tiny
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I think I fixed it, I left my key in the ignition for 30 minutes so it can recognize my key and unlocked my car from the drivers door and it turned on. It doesn t have the car with key symbol anymore.
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Saturday, April 11th, 2020 AT 3:12 PM
Tiny
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Good deal. Glad that worked out for you. That is also good information which I am sure will help others. Thanks for the update. Please come back to 2CarPros in the future.
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Sunday, April 12th, 2020 AT 12:43 PM

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