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Keyless Entry Key Doesn't Work

Please assist. My keyless entry doesn't work. I've changed the battery and it is completely dead. It is such a pain to use the manual key. Please help.

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  • bboopla Aug 25, 2008

    2004 camry, the remote to the alarm stop working, was not the battery.Had it checked. I called Toyota Customer Service and they sent me to dealer so I went where I purchased the car. they could not get it to work and said they think it was in the wiring and it would cost $300.00 to do a complete check plus any repairs that could cost up to $800.00. I have had several things go wrong inside (speaker cover cracking & falling in, fabric tearing away from the side, the top console that works the moon roof fell out), it feels like it is dientergrating inside.A Dealer did repair the speaker/fabric no charge but that's it. Toyota intergrity has gone down the toilet, this was my first & last one. I only have 31,000 miles and the warranty is out but this should not be happening, my last car i had 11 yrs and nothing inside ever fell apart.

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Regarding the remote transmitter issue: Take the remote transmitter to your Toyota dealer. Ask them to test your transmitter with their hand-held RF detector. All Toyota dealers are required to have one of these devices. The RF detector will test the remote to see if it is indeed transmitting the proper RF out of the transmitter, and the strength of the RF signal. If there is no signal, the remote has failed (unfortunatly common), and the remote will need to be replaced and reprogrammed to the vehicle. I do this quite regularly, and rarely do I tell customers taht they need to spend 800 dollars for such a simple diagnosis/fix. The keyless system is very reliable. I rarely change the ECU for the keyless, unless somebody somehow gets the ECU wet, then it def needs replaced. Hope this helps.

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