Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What will keep the remote door lock from working?

asked by on

What will keep the remote door lock from working?

The remote door lock allows you to lock or unlock your vehicle from outside of the car. However, there are a few things that will keep the remote transmitter from working: 1. If you are not within range of the vehicle, the remote transmitter will not function. 2. If the battery in the remote transmitter key is dead, the lock and unlock features will not work. If the LED next to the lock button does not illuminate when a button is pressed, then the battery is dead. 3. If any of the doors are open (including the trunk), the transmitter will not lock the vehicle. 4. If your signal is compromised in some way, the remote transmitter may not be able to function properly. For instance, if you are near a high-signal tower (such as a cell phone tower), the transmitter may have limited range.

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: FOB key not working. 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport

Hello there, there are a few different reasons why a 1998 Pontiac Trans Sport would be having this snapping sound with the door locks. The fault most likely has to do with the fob itself. The fob may be faulty...

Q: my rear windshield wipers move very slow and sometimes even stop. I am sure they could never move snow

When wipers move slowly or not at all, that can indicate a couple of things. The wiper motor may have failed. It could be damaged internally or simply worn, not producing enough power to even move the wiper correctly. Also,...

Q: How do you use the power door locks?

Power locks are convenient, and the master lock control on the driver side allows you to lock and unlock all the doors in the car. Here’s how to use it: Press the end of the switch with the closed...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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.