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Old 09-14-2015, 05:16 PM
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Hey guys! I need some help here cause I'm stumped. My room mate just parked, turned off the engine and lights and locked his car. As he was walking away it started by itself and the lights turned on...... He asked me for help so I went out, put the key in the ignition turned it to on, and off again but it did nothing. I didn't want to ruin the starter or engine by turning it to start, and wouldn't dare unhook the battery while it's running so I told him to drive it a bit and try to turn it off then. So he got in, touched the brake, and it just turned off, lights and all. I know it's gotta be an electrical issue, but I don't understand this. Has anyone experienced this before or have any idea what happened?
BTW, it is a '07 350z
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LOL... He probably has an auto start installed and held the button down too long.

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LOL... He probably has an auto start installed and help the button down too long.
I think he just has a regular looking key fob, I'm not sure though :/ do they have auto starts on '07s?
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Try holding the lock or unlock button on the remote for a few seconds and see if it starts.


Report back right away please.
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Originally Posted by Katie93 View Post
I think he just has a regular looking key fob, I'm not sure though :/ do they have auto starts on '07s?
They don't come with one from the factory but it could've been installed aftermarket.
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Try holding the lock or unlock button on the remote for a few seconds and see if it starts.


Report back right away please.
So it just got weirder.... It didn't start, but I unrolled both windows by holding unlock! Btw it's an 03 not 07, sorry

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So it just got weirder.... It didn't start, but I unrolled both windows by holding unlock!
That's normal. In fact advise him of that new feature you just found for him.


Did you also try the lock for a few seconds? Also try holding them both.


What you described sounds like an auto start. Especially when it shuts down after brakes are depressed.
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So it just got weirder.... It didn't start, but I unrolled both windows by holding unlock! Btw it's an 03 not 07, sorry
So, he tried pressing the lock button 4-5 times fast and it started again lol. Thanks for your help
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there ya go! No extra charge.
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That's normal. In fact advise him of that new feature you just found for him.


Did you also try the lock for a few seconds? Also try holding them both.


What you described sounds like an auto start. Especially when it shuts down after brakes are depressed.
I didn't know you could add those, but that's pretty cool! I've gotta check my Z now!
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Originally Posted by Katie93 View Post
I didn't know you could add those, but that's pretty cool! I've gotta check my Z now!
Yeah that could be installed in any car. It is not a factory options.


So uh Katie... Lets see some pics.
























































Of your Z of course.
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WHO ****N CARES broh
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I'm calling BS on the OP and this thread - never happened.
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His car is a transformer.
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A car that starts itself...

Are you sure it's not a '58 Plymouth Fury, or an '84 Trans Am?
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Car might be named Christine..... just saying...if it is might want to stop making fun of original poster before the car finds you and runs you over
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The ghost within the machine..
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Originally Posted by MatthewBouchard View Post
The ghost within the machine..
Is this your sister broh? Would wifey. JS
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Is this your sister broh? Would wifey. JS
Hmm, Nope.
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