Life on the edge - lock advice needed

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Re: Life on the edge - lock advice needed

Post by GiveMeABreak » 05 Dec 2019, 10:59

You need to find the issue first before replacing the fobs - highly unlikely that both fobs are not working at the same time.

1) Have you checked and charged the car battery - that is the first port of call if the car won't lock / unlock.
2) Are they the right fob batteries - they need to be CR1620 Coin cells (not CR2032).
3) Did you resynchronise the keys correctly?:-
  • Get in car, close door
  • Put fob one into ignition and turn ignition on
  • within 10 seconds press one of the fob buttons for a few seconds
  • Turn off ignition and remove key
  • Repeat for other fob
  • get out of car and try locking / unlocking

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Re: Life on the edge - lock advice needed

Post by myglaren » 05 Dec 2019, 11:07

I have never had to resynchronise mine despite changing batteries earlier this year and before that taking it to bits to clean and removing the batteries to do so - actually worked better after that for a while until the battery died altogether.
May be different for you but I didn't and often bother locking it. No-one would swipe this heap anyway, far better targets up the street :(