P0513 CHEVROLET code

P0513 code definition When the P0513 trouble code appears, it indicates that the powertrain control module has found an issue with the immobilizer key ID.

What does P0513 mean?

invalid skim key

Code p0513 is an invalid skim key. (Sentry Key Imobilizer Module) Its the anti-theft system. If you have another key try that one. Your PCM must have the vin and the skim pin code programmed into it.

What is an incorrect immobilizer key?

OBD II fault code P0513 is a generic code that is most commonly defined as “Incorrect immobilizer key”, and is set when the anti-theft / security system on a vehicle does not recognize a key or key fob when attempts are made to either open/unlock, or start that vehicle.

What is the immobilizer key?

An immobiliser or immobilizer is an electronic security device fitted to a motor vehicle that prevents the engine from being started unless the correct key (transponder or smart key) is present. This prevents the vehicle from being “hot wired” after entry has been achieved and thus reduces motor vehicle theft.

What is a skim key?

A SKIM key is a programmed key that carries a unique code for each vehicle. It cannot be used to start any other car. If somebody uses a key carrying the same pattern as your car key to start your car, it will not work.

How do I reset my immobilizer key?

Hold the panic button for five seconds to reset the immobilizer. Then press the lock button twice and wait ten meters from the car for ten minutes.

How do I get my car out of immobilizer mode?

Turn the key to unlock your car door, but don’t release it. Hold the key in this position for 20 to 30 seconds. This lets the system know you have the correct key, and it can allow you to bypass the alarm system. Some vehicles recognize the key simply by turning the key back and forth in the door lock key cylinder.