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Don't keep remote for long time with batteries when it's not in use.

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I changed battery in the remote with a cr2032. The remote lights up but the doors still don't unlock. any suggestions ?


read qowners manual for exact number of times... but put key in ignition turn on and off between 7 and ten times..... locks will actuate! hit lock button on remote... remote is then set

Jan 29, 2013 | 2005 Chevrolet Equinox LS

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why doesn't trunk open with remote


If you have never replaced the remote's battery, it may be time. The 'coin' type batteries do live long but not forever and mfr.s typically suggest that the lithium cells have a 'shelf life' (unused) of more than five years.
I don't know the construction of your remote so don't know if the battery is user-replaceable or not and if not, the dealers usually take advantage of customers when they can. The batteries alone are cheap costing a few dollars at worst.
If you have the 2nd remote stashed somewhere, you might try it if it has not been in use. Even then, the battery may quickly be depleted in the spare too.

May 27, 2012 | 1999 Buick Century

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my xbox 360 remot keeps moving down


You don't mention which remote you have?

Two issues that might assist. First try to go to: system > console settings > remote control and try changing the options there. Making sure you have the correct setups.

If you do then simply try and change your batteries to your remote. As like the remote controllers... weak or cheap batteries will sometimes cause faulty signal from your remote to your Xbox system.

Hope this helps?

Jul 20, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I have a Toyota Corolla with a Valet remote car starter and the car keeps starting on it's on without us using the remote.


Does it only do it in one location, or wherever you are? If it's one location, it's likely one of the neighbors has a similarly coded remote that is triggering your start. If it happens randomly, and everywhere, the main unit has issues and should be repaired/replaced. I don't know if they still do, but DEI used to have a lifetime warranty on everything but their remotes.

There is a remote possibility that it's one of the remotes, as well. You could try pulling the battery out of a remote and wait to see if it happens again. If it does, put that battery back and do the same on the next. If all the remotes check out, and you don't have kids/dogs/cats playing with the remotes, it's back to the top of this reply.

Good luck.

Jul 06, 2011 | Directed Dei Valet 561r Remote...

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how do i change the battery for the RTI universal remote... i believe it is the battery because it does not hold a charge. And if I change the battery does the remote keep what has been programmed in it. Thanks Don


The remote keeps it's memory in a non-volatile memory chip which is unaffected by power loss. So changing the battery is safe. The replacement batteries can be ordered from your RTI dealer for $45. Be careful with a T1 battery connector, they are delicate and can pull away from the board leading to an expensive repair. I'd suggest taking the remote to your dealer and have them replace it for you.

Apr 06, 2010 | Rti Technologies Rti T1 Remote Control

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