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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.
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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.
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Upon locking the door and exiting the car. The alarm started screaming and I cant turn it off. What can I do?
Hi there. It sounds like the "panic" function of the key fob is stuck. Remove the key battery and inspect the function of the panic button. If it is not operating correctly, then replace the key fob case if available...
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Locked my keys in the lining of the trunk door. Is there away to get into the trunk the spare key I have doesn't unlock my trunk
Hello. Without the rear seats folding down, you will have to access the trunk through the back seat. This will require starting by removing the entire back seat. Once you have removed it, you will need to find the access...
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Can I change the manual key lock to an electric fob
Hello there, the process for changing your 2015 Volkswagen Polo to electronic locks is a fairly complex endeavor. In order to add electronic locks to the vehicle all of the doors would need to be equipped with electronic lock actuators,...
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If your trying to program a key and your battery is fully charged what else could be wrong
Hi there. There are a few things that could be at fault causing your dilemma. I understand you've charged the battery, but what are the current cold cranking amps and state of health? A digital diagnostic battery tester can provide...
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key won't turn in ignition - can't. start car - steering wheel locked
Hi there. From the description you have given, your vehicle's key not turning, is not a bound steering wheel lock. It could be, a worn key. Try another key, if available. Don't have a duplicate key made, from the key...
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My Car Says No key Detection & Wont start What Does This Mean?
If your ignition key is the fob style key where the key insert flips out or you have push button start, it may be as simple as a dead battery in the key fob. If you have a key for...
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where to go to have a lost key made inexpensively
Your key has a transponder inside of it that communicates with the car's computer allowing it to start, lock and unlock when you are within a specific range of the vehicle. You will need to purchase at minimum a new...
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Key fob reprogramming
Hi there. Take the key fob with the new battery and hold it against the marked spot on the right side of the steering column and then start the engine. That is how to setup the key fob. If for...
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Car key remote is not working
There are two tricks for resetting an alarm without a key fob. When the alarm sounds, lock and unlock the door locks with the key three times in a row. Try both the driver and passenger doors as well as...
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Tried to reset key fob didn't work now immobiliser activated.
The Immobilizer System indicator light comes on for a few seconds, then it goes out when you turn the ignition switch to the 'ON' position. The Immobilizer System light will blink if it cannot recognize the key coding. Try reprogramming...
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The power door locks don't lock, either by the door switch or the key fob
It sounds like your remote may have lost synchronization. Most door lock systems use a "rolling code" where the digital code for the remote changes each time it is activated.The code for the controller changes along with it so they...
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Programming a key fob isn't working
Hi there. Check to see if the key fob is programmed for the right vehicle. Complete the following steps to help you with your programming issue: If your vehicle key fob hooks into the ignition then remove key from ignition....
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My door does not lock or unlock. Would I need to replace a fuse or buy a new key?
I believe the door lock actuator has failed, not a fuse or key. BMW door lock actuators (part electric, part mechanical) have what is essentially a two-stage lock, and can fail and become "double-locked". Sometimes, exercising the "unlock/lock/unlock" cycle multiple...
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KEY fob works on all doors but drivers
Hello. We need to gather some more information. Does the door lock using the driver controls on the inside with the door closed? If not, the locking mechanism may be wearing down and not be able to able to provide...
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Car did not come with a key-less key fob... can it be installed?
Yes, you can buy a key fob from Amazon and program it to your car. The most difficult and costly part of this process is getting the key fob programmed to the car. The most common place to get this...
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Engine will not turn over with FOB, electrical is working, but no dinging and starter doesn't click.
Hi there. Possibly when the switch was installed in line with the fan, the circuit now has too much resistance and the computer has cut out the ignition circuit to keep the engine from starting to prevent it from overheating...
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ECU is disconnected and I can't program a new key. I lost the original key
Hi there. For your vehicle the ECU is showing a battery disconnect to the ECU for either a loose battery cable or a loose connection. Check the battery terminals and make sure that they are tight and clean from any...
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Door locks but does not unlock with key remote
If the door unlocks with the remote, then the car and the keys are communicating, so there has to be another fault that is preventing the lock from working correctly. It could be a problem with the door lock module,...
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My key fobs do not work and I don't know how to reset them.
It may be possible the new batteries were not installed properly or the circuit boards inside the key fobs may be damaged. You can try another set of new batteries and make sure to follow the symbols on the inside...
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Lost both of my car key fobs, what is the cheapest and fastest way to get new keys and get them programmed? 2015 Chrysler 200
Hello - unfortunately, there is only one solution for this problem. Go to your Chrysler dealer, with proof of ownership, and your VIN number, and write them a check. The dealer is the only source of electronic keys and programming...

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