My remote in my keys no longer work to unlock my doors or trunk. I have changed the batteries in the keys, the light blinks when I push it. What could be wrong? I have a 2001 GS300
Most likely: You have to now "reprogram"your key fob and car to recognize each other. Look in your User's Manual for the car or, if it's an aftermarket fob/lock system, look in the user's manual for that. If there's nothing about battery replacement/reprogramming procedures, and it's a factory system, head into a dealer to reprogram it. It could run you up to $120, but that's cheaper than buying a new fob or system. If it's and aftermarket system and the manual says nothing, go to the place you had it installed (repair facility, Future Shop, etc) and have them reprogram it. If they installed it, they should know how to reprogram it.
Keep in mind, that's only the most likely option. Another possibility is that the receiver in the car, transmitter in the remote, or lock actuators/relays, etc in the car are the issue. It may not have been batteries in the first place at all. That said, it was most likely the batteries, and your best bet is trying to figure out how to reprogram the fob and car to recognize each other.
Jul 10, 2009 |
2001 Lexus Gs 300