I have a 1997 nissan maxima which I have driven since new. In the last year or so I have found a number of places where the keyless entry doesn't work. This is 100% repeatable at these sites. Does anyone have any idea what causes this ?
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Replace the battery in the remote. I have a feeling that it needs to be replaced, after replacing the battery, hold the lock and unlock buttons down for about 7-30 seconds for the remote to understand that it needs to pair with the car. The locks should lock, unlock then lock again.
Try this it works for the 95 and 96 models it should also work for all models 95 thru 99. 1st you need to get in the car and hit the lock button on the drivers door switch. Make sure doors and windows are all shut. To program the remote you must insert the key into the ignition 6 to 8 times rapidly in a 10 second time period and when you have done it correct the hazards lights will then illuminate twice. Next then you must hit the lock button quickly on the remote due to a slight time delay only hit the button once. Keep repeating this step until it works and to find out if it worked hold down the trunk button or the unlock button(the front windows should let down on you Mad-Max.
Hey! I have a 97 Maxima SE and it runs great too! I have been through 4 alternators in 12 years....3 in the first 5 and finally one for the last 7. Make sure you have a new- Nissan part specific alternator. And, make sure your battery is not weak nor small for your car size. Hope this helps!
Make sure the battery on your Keyless Entry remote is a working battery.
If thats not it, it could very well be the actual button on your Keyless Entry remote being faulty. But it could also be a relay in the car aswell. Depending on the cost of a Relay versus the cost of a Keyless Entry remote, I would try to replace either/or and try again, whichever is cheaper. The Relay may be cheaper, but your Key-FOB sounds like it could be the cause.