My security light blinks as normal.Costee wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 9:33 amThe power surge seems to have led to damage resulting in a loss of memory. Three things are probably involved, severally or collectively: the intelligent key unit, the BCM, and the ECM, although since the rest of the electronics are functioning it's probably the ECM that's hard hit. Is your security indicator light blinking or just staying solid?
I ended up calling a mobile mechanic to come and run a diagnostic on it. Will update the thread when we find the issue. Thanks for relieving a bit of my worries it sounds like it may not be a very expensive fix. Fingers crossed.Costee wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 10:48 amI guess that's good news somewhat. The immobilizer seems intact. Some other electrical short is preventing the car from cranking. Normally, the first line of action is to attempt to run a scan on the car for possible error codes to enable some diagnosis. Good luck.
Mobile mechanic came to take a look at it. Said the ignition control module was not receiving a signal from their diagnostic tool which is supposed to be able to start the car remotely. Should I go ahead and replace the ignition control module, do you have any tips or videos on how to do it, and am I going to have to get the key fob reprogrammed after swapping it out?Costee wrote: ↑Tue May 26, 2020 9:33 amThe power surge seems to have led to damage resulting in a loss of memory. Three things are probably involved, severally or collectively: the intelligent key unit, the BCM, and the ECM, although since the rest of the electronics are functioning it's probably the ECM that's hard hit. Is your security indicator light blinking or just staying solid?
After doing a whole lot of research and watching various youtube videos, I am suspecting that I may need to repair or replace the IPDM. Now that I think about it, before this issue occurred I was having other problems as well. If I put the A/C up too high, it would shut off and I'd have to restart the car to get it to work again. If I had the car running and in park the tail lights and inside cabin lights would dim and brighten on their own. When I initially would press on the gas, the RPM's would go up, but it would take a little while for the car to start accelerating as quickly as it should... this was the worst while making a turn.
Yes, I did. All are in good condition. I managed to remove the IPDM, open it up and inspect it, and didn't see any visual signs of damage. I'm having some trouble finding a replacement IPDM, I'm assuming it has to be from the exact same vehicle? But I did find a new ECM at the junkyard earlier and will be replacing that here soon to see if it could be the issue.Costee wrote: ↑Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:12 amAll these certainly sound electrical and the IPDM could be a suspect. There is a short somewhere. You said you checked all the fuses. There are four fuse locations: the fuse block in the car; in the IPDM, and two other smaller fuse blocks facing the battery. Did you check all these?