Keyless Ignition key fob

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herrerasur
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Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#1 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:56 am

The key fob that I don't use on a regular basis stopped working, and I assumed the battery died since the car is almost three years old. I changed the battery, but it still doesn't work. Is it possible that it needs to be reprogrammed? If so, do I have to take it to a dealer? Thanks for any information.

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gmkizashi
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Re: Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#2 » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:29 am

I would make sure the replacement battery is in correctly, and that it is OK. Maybe test it with a multimeter or have Radio Shack test it or an auto supply store possibly.

Also try holding the silver end of the fob directly above the pushbutton and starting it that way. It is supposed to work like that when the battery is dead. If it starts, you know it is still programmed.

Is it unlocking the doors remotely? If none of this works, your next step would be the dealer.

EDIT-It may be the end that isn't silver that you need to hold up to the pushbutton.
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herrerasur
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Re: Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#3 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 7:25 pm

Thanks for the info. Looks like I have to find a dealer, none of what you suggested worked. The battery was in correctly, there's just nothing happening even though the red light on the fob comes on when I press the button.

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Zeid
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Re: Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#4 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 11:51 pm

I've intermittently had the same issue w/ my fob. I'm bringing it up at my next dealer visit.
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WHT SHDW
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Re: Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#5 » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:09 am

I've also had this key fob issue from time to time. Battery is Ok. Sometimes after a couple taps (inside my pocket) it works again.
If ever experienced it again, will take it to chk at dealer.

WIKizashi
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Re: Keyless Ignition key fob

Post#6 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:01 pm

I was just at my local O'Reilley Auto store the other day and they now have some sort of reader that lets you test your car remotes.

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