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Are your power locks keeping you from getting into your car, or locking it when you leave? You need to know what’s going wrong and take steps to stop it from happening. There are five...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Key Fob Battery
If the key fob requires multiple clicks to open the door, only works on occasion, or does not work at all, you may need to replace its battery.
How to Disable a Car Alarm
Car alarms can be shut off by starting the car, unlocking the car door, or disconnecting the battery. Maintain your key fob to cancel future alarms.
How Long Does a Key Fob Battery Last?
In order to get into a modern car, you will usually have to have the key fob that comes with the car. These key fobs can do everything from unlock the...
How to Program the Key Fob for Your Honda or Acura
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What Does the Key Fob Battery Low Warning Light Mean?
The key fob battery low warning light lets you know when your key fob battery needs to be changed and replaced, so you can continue using the remote.
What Does the Key Not in Vehicle Warning Light Mean?
The key not in vehicle warning light tells you when your key isn't detected in your car, so you don't drive off without it. It can be red or orange.
How to Replace a Key Fob Battery
Key fobs allow easy access to your car. Once the key fob battery is weak or dead you'll lose your fob's ability to control remote functions.
How Do Automatic Car Door Locks Work?
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How Touch-Activated Car Door Locks Work
When small digital systems appeared in the 1980s, the car industry was quick to pick up and use them. In short order, Ford developed the first computer-controlled keypad door locking system in about 1980. A...
How to Control a Car Light, Horn, or Central Locking System With an RF Remote Controller
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4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car
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Wont start after leaving the key on all night.
Hi there. Check the battery cables and see if the are tight and clean. A loose battery cable can cause the power to come on but not turn over the starter. If the battery cables are tight, then check the...
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Is it possible to take used key fob and reprogram it?
Hi there. You could reprogram a key fob to a different vehicle as long as the key is the same for the vehicle. In this case, if the key can go into the doors and unlock them, then you would...
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My car key stop working last night and its was the only key I had. Where could I go to get a new key?
Hi there. The dealership would have a replacement key for the vehicle. First try replacing the battery in the key fob or the key it self. Then you will have to reprogram the key to the ignition and the door...
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Keyless entry is not staying programmed.
Hi there. Check the battery in the keyless entry key fob. Sounds like the battery is no longer holding a charge and needs replaced. When unplugging the battery cable to the vehicle, it resets the keyless entry programming to a...
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Celiac 2003 doors unlock right after I lock them.
Hi there. Check all of the door lock switches on the door jams. If a switch is not functioning correctly, then the doors will not lock. If all of the door lock switches are working good and there is nothing...
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Alarm goes off anytime I try to start car.
Hi there. The key fob may have lost its memory. You can reprogram your key fob to your vehicle by putting the key up to the column and pushing on the lock buttons on the key fob. Then put the...
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Key fob wont engage in ignition
If you are referring to the actual "key" portion of the key FOB assembly and not the security component, if the key cannot be inserted, the ignition key cylinder is damaged. Of course, be sure that the key itself is...
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Remote car starter and automatic door locking mechanism won't work after crash.
Hi there. With having the battery cable loose, that caused the computer to reset and lose its memory. I recommend reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle to allow the door locks and ignition to work. First put the key...
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My remote lock not responding.
Hi there. The battery in the key fob remote has depleted out and needs replaced. Then after replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will have to reprogram the remote to your vehicle to make the doors lock...
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I think my car battery died, but im not sure.
Hi there. It seems that the security system has came on and lock out your vehicle from starting. If you open the door and the dome light comes on with a good solid light and the headlights work, then the...
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how to fix no keys issue if i dont have the car's keys
The 2010 Maxima uses the 'Nissan Intelligent Key" system. The only way to start the car is to have the key fob in the vehicle while using the start button. There is no way to defeat this requirement as this...
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2015 honda civic smart key does not work properly. I can click it to unlock doors but it can not unlock doors.
Hi there. It sounds like either the key fob is not programmed correctly to the vehicle and the doors are not working properly or the key fob has a low charged battery. I recommend trying to reprogram your key fob...
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HI I want to make duplicate key of my car. How much charge for duplicate key
Depending on the key you have and if the key has other controls on it for door locks and trunk release then you are looking at a base cost for the key of around $80 to $100 plug programming. If...
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How do I unlock all doors on my keyless Honda CRV?
Hi there. You can simply press the unlock twice on the key fob or put the key in the driver door and turn to the unlock side twice and all of the doors should unlock. If the doors do not...
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I replaced the master switch and it disabled the power locks. They only work when the car is turned on. Is there a way to enable the power locks?
Hi there. The issue is with your key fob to the vehicle. The key fob (remote) will need to be reprogrammed to the vehicle to access the doors when the ignition is turned off. If you need further assistance with...
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Car alarm goes off every time when unlocking with a factory remote (remote auto start installed).
Hi there. After replacing the battery in the key fob remote, you will need to reprogram the remote to the vehicle. This is why the alarm is being tripped for the computer is not recognizing the remote. If you need...
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My van used to lock on the central locking key fob and also used to beep at me if i left the keys in the ignition, but it has now stopped.
Hi there. The issue is with the key fob. Either the key fob has lost the communication with the vehicle or the battery in the key fob has failed and needs replaced. If you need further assistance with your vehicle...
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key fob not bring recognized.
Hi there. You will have to reprogram the key fob to your vehicle to allow the chip in the key fob to be recognized in the security immobilizer system. Click here to reprogram the key fob. If you need further...
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Key fob will not open doors. The push button will not start car. There are no dash indicators. Had new battery installed in the vehicle and in the key fob.
The key fob will need to be reprogrammed to the vehicle as when the battery was replaced in the key fob, the key was reset. This is why nothing is working with the key fob. If you need further assistance...
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Keyless entry and remote programming
Hello. Reprogramming the immobilizer system of your vehicle is very pattern sensitive process. All the steps have to be completed in a near perfect sequence or else the reprogramming may not register. It usually takes someone, possibly even some technicians...

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