Q: Keyless entry problem

asked by on December 13, 2016

My keyless entry remote was working fine all of the sudden it stop working, and know I can't use the remote cause it doesn't work, I try to change the battery on the remote and it still didn't work, the only thing the remote does is blink red.

My car has 106292 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

You can try to hold the lock and unlock button on remote to see if key will link up to car. If it links then you should be able to use it now. If still have issues then remove and replace battery again to try it again. If no go then replace and program FOB.

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

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


Experienced Mechanic?

Earn up to $70/hr

What others are asking

How do you open the gas cap?

Your car is equipped with a locking fuel door to prevent anyone but you from removing the gas cap (for fuel siphoning). Here’s how to open the fuel door and get the gas cap off: Make sure you’re stopped. Roll...

Broken coolant hose

A broken coolant hose is always bad news as the vehicle cooling system cannot operate when the coolant level is low. If the broken portion of the hose was attached to a major component, it is likely the entire hose...

how can i bypass my sanji alarm it cuts my engine out completely if i put my ignition on and press the alarm button nothin goes on

When these aftermarket alarm systems start to not work there is no way to fix it. Unfortunately you will have to replace the entire system or remove it and convert back to the original wiring connection. Doing either of these...

Truck overheating coolant not cycling throughout engine. 2002 Chevrolet Silverado

Hey there, thanks for writing in. You need to make sure all the air was purged out of the cooling system. If you did not get at least 2 gallons of coolant mix in the engine, then you may have...

Vibration in the steering wheel when turning into a parking spot or driveway.

Hi there. This sounds like there could be a potential problem in the power steering system. A shuddering/sticking valve in the steering rack, a weak power steering pump (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/power-steering-pump-replacement), or low fluid level may be the cause. For an issue...

Coolant leak from a black box (HVAC box)?

The most likely cause of your leak is the heater core inside of the car's heater case. The leak will come out of the A/C's drain. If you are going to bypass the heater core then I would recommend connecting...

Can bad intake manifold blow a head gasket? 2010 Toyota Prius

Hello - it is unlikely a bad intake manifold gasket will cause a blown head gasket (https://www.yourmechanic.com/question/head-gasket-blown) on a Prius (different story for GM V6 engines). It is possible that a failing head gasket can cause a misfire over time...

it has now been 4 days since i asked the question . if you dont know the answer just say so

Hi there. Over the past few weeks, we've had a few glitches with our Q & A section, which caused quite a back up on our ability to answer questions. As of today, we are caught up. You should have...

Car running below operating temp/ check engine light

Hi there. The code you've listed is commonly associated with a temperature control system failure - not necessarily a problem with the radiator thermostat. There are a few easy things you can do to begin the diagnostic process. Check the...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Toyota Sequoia
If If you need to haul a crowd and you want the power needed to haul all the toys as well, the 2012 Toyota Sequoia might be a perfect fit. While it doesn’t have the hauling capacity of some of...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Photographer
If If you are a photographer, and you’re considering buying a used car, the big thing to consider is the type of photography you do. Thanks to the advances in digital photography, chances are you’re not hauling around a lot...
How to Drive a Prius in the Winter
Driving Driving during extreme weather conditions brings its own challenges. For example, snow and ice can make roads slippery, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles. It can also be hard to stop when the roads are too slick....