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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...
How to Get a Replacement Car Key
Lost car keys can be extremely frustrating. Try to find missing keys first, then call a local locksmith to see if they can make a replacement car key.
How to Program the Key Fob for Your Honda or Acura
Over time, it has become a convenience for us to have remote controls for different functions of our vehicles. Remote keyless entry is the most common, but many vehicles also...
P0512 OBD-II Trouble Code: Starter Request Circuit
Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC): P0512 P0512 code definition The P0512 trouble code means that there has been a malfunction with the starter request. What the P0512 code means Starting a car...
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?
Whether they are single purpose or multi-purpose, electronic car door locks have standard features: A latch/door lock An actuator Actuator rods Activated by radio Electric car door locks operate...
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
A car's RF remote controller allows access and control of different components in a car. Common issues include non-working remote or a weak signal.
4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car
Car keys are an essential part of your vehicle and there are a few different types of them depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Car keys will allow you...
5 Essential Things to Know About Your Car's Anti-Theft Device
Your car’s anti-theft device is installed in an effort to help protect your investment from thieves. Most cars today include a variety of these devices and systems that not only protect the car,...

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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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Do you have to have the mechanical key in the fob to start the car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If the vehicle is equipped with a keyless entry and start system, then yes. You should still be able to start the car without the piece of metal they give you in the key...
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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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My car won't turn on
The first thing to try is to put in new batteries in the key FOB and see if this helps. If it does then replace batteries in all extra keys also. If it still has issues then you may have...
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My 05 Cadillac STS is not always starting and hesitates
It could be that the battery in the key fob is weak. The key fob uses a watch battery and it lasts a long time, but won't go on forever. The batteries are usually standard items that you can buy...
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2002 Ford Mustang Key programming but only one original key
All you need is to have one original key that works to program new keys. All you do id turn on the ignition to run position with good programmed key and then turn off ignition and pull out key and...
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my car trunk opens on its own when i turn off the car, only and only when i turn off the car every time, kia optima 2012
Try to take out the battery on your key FOB to see if the trunk still opens when you turn off the car? You may also want to check the key FOB for a stuck trunk button. If problem goes...
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The comfort access is going cuckoo.
This seems like the issue is the battery within the key fob. I recommend replacing the key fob battery and reprogramming the key fob to the vehicle. The battery in a key fob usually last about 8 years, however, if...
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2004 Chevrolet Impala SS Security Light
Either the key fob remote's battery is going out causing the immobilizer system to trip the security or the immobilizer system control is not responding. I recommend replacing the battery in the key fob remote and programming the remote to...
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Cant start my car.
The battery in the remote may have to be replaced. The remote batteries only last around 8 years and tend to lessen the time if the keys are dropped. I suggest replacing the battery in the remote and reprogramming the...
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Lock / unlock buttons not working on key fob.
The key fob may have some broken buttons or the battery could be dying out causing the buttons to not function. If the key fob has been dropped, a contact point inside the electronics on the key fob could have...
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1997 toyota corolla remote for kill switch broken, how to disable it?
If your key fob remote stopped working most likely the battery failed and needs replaced. You cannot disable the remote ignition if its designed by the manufacture, however, if you have a remote starter switch that is aftermarket, then you...

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