Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Key FOB has stopped working

asked by on

My key FOB has quit working. Naturally, I tried a new battery, but nothing! How can I get a new one other than at the dealership?

A: You can get one from an aftermarket source ...

You can get one from an aftermarket source but it will still have to go to the dealer to have it programmed if you cannot get a local mechanic to program it with a factory programmer.

These programmers are only at the dealers for the most part. You may check a local shop or a mechanic, but I will suspect the dealer is the only way to get it programmed. If you want a second opinion on this, reach out to a certified technician who can help diagnose the issue.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car is idling rough and missing

This may be a sign of a faulty MAP sensor. The Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor senses engine load and generates a signal that is proportional to the amount of vacuum in the intake manifold. The engine computer then uses...

Q: Intelligent Access intermittent problem

Hello. It sounds like the touch pad has a bad spot in it and is working intermittently when you attempt to use it. It's possible for an issue like this to be covered under your vehicle’s warranty. If you are...

Q: hi i repaired the power steering return hose now the steering is real hard to turn when you slow down or stop

Hi there. Depending on how you primed the power steering pump and lines with fluid, it is probable that you have an air bubble stuck in the hydraulic lines which is causing your hard to steer issue. I would recommend...

Related articles

P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the P0052 code means This code is seen when the Engine Control Module (ECM) tries to control the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.