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Key fob won't open & lock doors. I replaced battery, but it still won't work. Do I have purchase a new fob?

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Look in the manual or call the dealer you might need to reprogram the remote to the car.

Posted on Dec 31, 2010

  • MedicJay Aug 19, 2011

    Both of mine are broken because the connection that holds the battery in place and sends the electricity to the circuit is broken. Same spoot on both. Crappy design, kinda like the rack and pinion!

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