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Old 09-29-2012, 08:16 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default Key Fob Not Working!

So my key fobs both aren't responding and they both have new batteries in . Any ideas as to why they won't lock or open my car unless I'm right next to it?


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So my key fobs both aren't responding and they both have new batteries in . Any ideas as to why they won't lock or open my car unless I'm right next to it?


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Have you checked the voltage output of the batteries?
Also, has the range progressively got worse on both keyfobs or all of sudden?
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Default Re: Key Fob Not Working!

It's happened to me a few times, when I'm literally right next to my door handle. When I step a bit away, the smart button will work to unlock the doors.

Is your not unlocking or is it not starting the car?
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:07 PM   Thread Starter #4
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It's happened to me a few times, when I'm literally right next to my door handle. When I step a bit away, the smart button will work to unlock the doors.

Is your not unlocking or is it not starting the car?
It responds to the recall button when I'm next to it , but when I'm a few feet away it won't open or anything. Pressing the open or lock button is useless. Could it be unprogrammed or something?


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And yes all of a sudden.


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how old is your car battery?
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I just bought a new


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Default Re: Key fob not working!

LOL, that has happened to me twice this week. I get to work, walk away from my car hit lock and nothing happens. I walk back to car lock manually. Then try to unlock with fob and nothing happens. I walk inside to work. I get off work and as I am approaching car I hit unlock and everything works fine. This has happened twice now. I think I will go replace my battery some time this week.

That is weird what is happening to you. I hope it starts working back great on its own.
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Jesse, do you by any chance keep your fob close to your cell phone?

There has been instances where the signal from cell phones has wiped the I-keys.

But, it seems odd that both fobs wouldn't work unless you kept them close together by the phone.

Almost leads me to believe something is wrong on the car end and not the fobs end.
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Jesse, do you by any chance keep your fob close to your cell phone?

There has been instances where the signal from cell phones has wiped the I-keys.

But, it seems odd that both fobs wouldn't work unless you kept them close together by the phone.

Almost leads me to believe something is wrong on the car end and not the fobs end.
Yea I noticed when its next to me cell phone nothing works for a few seconds, to increase range, hold fob under chin and press lock or unlock button, yea it sounds stupid but actually works... Especially with viper alarm systems, I unlocked my car from about 50 yards using this method...
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^^ yup! Your body is a natural antennae and helps amplify the signal from your remote to your car.
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Sounds weird, but sometimes I think I'm too close to the car/door. When I hit the button on the handle, nothing happens. I step to either side, and then it works. There dies not really seen to be any pattern or clue to this and it doesn't happen very often. Hope you get yours figured out.
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I will mention that our cars do seem to have a few little dead zones where it seems our fobs SHOULD work but don't. Like the middle console, the door pocket, and various other little spots. It seems a little finicky.
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Originally Posted by Nismo4Life07 View Post
Jesse, do you by any chance keep your fob close to your cell phone?

There has been instances where the signal from cell phones has wiped the I-keys.

But, it seems odd that both fobs wouldn't work unless you kept them close together by the phone.

Almost leads me to believe something is wrong on the car end and not the fobs end.
I actually don't since last time I kept them in the same pocket it scratched my iPhone so I keep them separate , today when I got in my car for work this morning , the request switch worked but as soon as I sat down , turned the key to the on position I gave it a couple of secs, then turned her over . But as soon as the engine gave a breath it quickly shut off within a second . And started blinking the red key light at me and I could not start her . So I had to use the key, but when I went to lunch it started working fine again. got no clue what's wrong with her .


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I actually don't since last time I kept them in the same pocket it scratched my iPhone so I keep them separate , today when I got in my car for work this morning , the request switch worked but as soon as I sat down , turned the key to the on position I gave it a couple of secs, then turned her over . But as soon as the engine gave a breath it quickly shut off within a second . And started blinking the red key light at me and I could not start her . So I had to use the key, but when I went to lunch it started working fine again. got no clue what's wrong with her .


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Yes good news actually , took her to the dealership, they found out both batteries died at the same time, weird huh? So they replaced them free of charge. Now just gotta fix my studder issue I have and we'll be set. Any ideas?


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Yes good news actually , took her to the dealership, they found out both batteries died at the same time, weird huh? So they replaced them free of charge. Now just gotta fix my studder issue I have and we'll be set. Any ideas?


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Glad it was just the batteries. Not sure in the other stuff...

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