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Two things to look at. Have the battery checked for it can be near the end of it's life span. It can be a faulty alternator issue to and I suggest that you have the alternator checked as well. You may need replacement if found out faulty.
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Rfa1 battery low

Can you provide more detail?
Anyway please verify by this steps.
1. Possible causes area the followings:
a. Battery Terminal bad connections
b. Battery Terminal dirty needs cleaning
c. Posibble bad motor starter

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I recieved message ( RFA1 Battary low ) what does that mean

RFA means radio frequency actuation. This usually indicates one of your key fob batteries are getting weak. They work off RFA, by remotely operating your door locks thru radio signals. Its best to change the batteries in both remotes at the same time. They shouldn't, but not always need reprogramming. After replacing the battery, simply press the lock and unlock buttons together to re-synchronize the key fobs.

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The message stands for Remote Function Actuation (RFA) battery low. This in more simple terms means that the battery in your remote for the door locks is getting low and should be replaced soon.

Just replace the battery in you keyfob remote.

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Feb 05, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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What does RFA 1 battery low mean?

The battery in your keyless remote #1 for the vehicle is low and needs replacing.

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What does rfa2 battery low mean on 03 Yukon

Some remotes are numbered 1 or 2 on the back.

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Time to replace the battery soon on the remote, it set a code in the BCM and all its doing now is reminding you. Every time you use the remote, it will set another code and keep doing until it gets a different code indicating the remote has a good battery in it.
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Check you Key FOB for a low battery.

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