I am a college grad w/o a job. Neither one of my key fobs seem to be working. The batteries have been replaced but a metal piece inside has broken. The other fob hasn't worked since I bought the vehicle when it was 1 yr old. Dealer wants $180 for new one that I can't swing. I do not want to leave my truck unlocked and the alarm is annoying every time I need to unlock it. Does anyone have any ideas to fix or discounted places to buy new?
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Easiest thing is to chainge the battery in the fob! Sounds like you armed the alarm and now cannot disable! I know in most cars once armed with key it will be on till disarmed! Possibly a batery disconnect for 20 min may run system down and reset! If you can stand the noise!! Good luck
Key fobs are battery operated. The battery may have died. I suggestgoing to an auto parts store. Many of them now have tester by the check out.You point your fob at the tester, push a button on the fob, and the tester will indicate whether it is working or not. There will be batteries there as well. Some testers are go-nogo machines. Some will register a weak signal, letting you know the fob works but the battery is weak. Good Luck.
check fuses 3 and 35 in the drivers kick panel. as for the key fob, do the locks work when pushing the button on the door?" if so its a FOB or Keyless entry problem. a dealer or a shop that does a lot of Didge repairs. may be the best to check it out.
Go to the dealer. It is the only way, they have to use a computer. Changing the battery doesn't make it lose it's program though. You most likely broke the battery hold down. This is the most common thing I see at my shop. If the key still starts the vehicle, you now have a bad key fob. If not, you may be able to get it reprogrammed.
Hello and thank you for choosing fixya.com. I would suggest taking your vehicle to a local auto parts store and request to have a diagnosis done. (while auto stores vary, this is usually a free service and only takes a couple minutes to complete) to see if any codes are brought up. If so, the representative can tell you what the codes mean, and what needs replaced or repaired. Let them know of the situation. Even if no codes show up, ask them to clear the codes. If this does not work, do the following. 1: make sure that the batter in your key fob is inserted correctly, and that it is the correct size and type. 2. Disconnect the + Positive cable on your battery. This will reset your the vehicles computer. Maybe this will allow the vechile to code up with the fob. If not, I would take it to dealership, or backto an auto part store for further assitance.
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