I dropped my keychain with the remote door opener thingie (the thing with the buttons on it that you click to lock or unlock your door or open your trunk) for my 2004 Chrysler Sebring into a puddle, and now when I press the button, nothing happens. I can't open or lock the doors or the trunk using it, nor will the panic button work. If anyone knows of any way to fix this, I would greatly appreciate some help with this. Many thanks!
Well first open it up completly. Remove the battery. Get a hair dryer and dry it out completly. Then let it stand for several hours to cool down. Make sure that the contacts where the battery fits are clean of any rust, or corrosion. Now install a new battery. It should work.
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Will the switch on the door lock or unlock the doors, if so check the battery in your remote, it may be dead. Remove the key remote from your keychain and there is a slot in the end of the remote that will open it up so you can gain access to your battery. Pay close attention to the way the battery is installed before removing it. Replace the battery and try the door locks again. If they work, then you have solved the problem. If not, you have an electrical problem that you will have to trace down. From the information you have given, this is all I can tell you without seeing the car for myself.
I wish you luck, I hope this helps you find the problem.
Avital is one brand of remote starter that features easy-to-use keyless remotes. These remotes can be programmed wirelessly to your engine and then added to your keychain. Once programmed, you will be able to use the remote from as far as a couple hundred feet away in your house, the street or a parking lot. If your remote is not working, you can troubleshoot the remote and get it resynced in seconds.
Enter your car, leave your driver's door open and insert your key into the ignition.
Turn the ignition to the "On" position and press and release the "Valet" button on your remote.
Press and hold the "Valet" switch again after releasing the first time and wait for the system's siren to chirp and the LED light to blink.
Continue holding the "Valet" button and then press the starter button on your remote.
Wait for another chirp and release both buttons to complete the process.
Programming When Key added or replaced. System malfunction. How Driver's door open and key removed from ignition switch. Insert key into ignition switch, then remove it. Within 5 seconds: Insert key into ignition switch, then remove it. Within 40 seconds: Close and open driver's door twice. Insert key into ignition switch, then remove it. Within 40 seconds: Close and open driver's door twice. Insert key into ignition switch. Close driver's door. Switch ignition ON and OFF once to program a new key code whilst retaining the original codes or twice to program a new key code whilst erasing the original codes. Remove key. System should now lock and unlock vehicle, once or twice depending which mode has been selected. Carry out the following button procedure within 40 seconds: Press key lock or unlock button once. Within 3 seconds: Press same key lock or unlock button once. System should now lock and unlock vehicle. NOTE: If system locks and unlocks vehicle twice, programming procedure has not been completed. Repeat button procedure. If required repeat button procedure to program remaining keys. NOTE: To exit programming mode: Open driver's door. NOTE: A maximum of 4 keys can be programmed
This will work providing printed circuit is not damaged in remote
With regards to the lock bittons on the driver and passenger side its the button themselves aka switch(s) that is your culprit. Why because the remote is getting the motor to open and close them . The only thing that doesn't is the buttons /switches themselves .
Now the rear latch a little different animal. Either the locking mechanism on the door itself is defective or the motor ( the thing you hear clicking) is weak.
This one your gonna need a shop manual for to do the correct testing.But being that te remote will not move it and neither will the manual push button I would lean towards the locking mechanism on the hatch/door its self. Use the shop manual its not that bad of a fix if you have a little patience.
enter car use power door to lock doors place key into switch & pull in & out until flashers flash then turn key to acc. hit any button on remote the flashers will flash turn key off & remove unlock doors with power door lock switch open door the remote sould be programed