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#1 Old 11-28-2012, 10:32 AM
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Keyless Entry Problem

2009 Model with 35k miles. The last few weeks, the keyless entry works intermittently. I tried the spare key FOB and same issue, so I figure it's not a problem with the key itself. Anyone else with this issue? Is there a "receiver" on the vehicle that's possilby going bad?
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Are the batteries in the fobs original? If so, have you tried replacing the battery in the fobs?

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Both are original. I figured since my spare FOB is rarely used, the battery would still have some life. So, no...I've not replaced either.
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Both are original. I figured since my spare FOB is rarely used, the battery would still have some life. So, no...I've not replaced either.
Not necessarily a valid assumption.

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The shelf life on an unused lithium coin cell (these batteries) is about ten years.

We got well over 3 years before the orginal batteries started getting weak, so if you have a "mainly unused" remote? I'd expect it to work perfectly well after 4-5 years of sitting on the shelf.

Still, the first test is to put in a new battery. About $6 for a two-pack at your local supermarket or drugstore, about $10 for 5 or 10 on Amazon, postpaid. Often the same brand and often just as fresh. Or five for a dollar at the dollar store, not so fresh but at that price who cares?<G>

DO clean the contacts and keep your fingers off them when you replace the battery, some fingerprint schmutz can be a problem as it ages and blocks the contacts.
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Had the same problem. Change the batteries and I almost guarantee the problem will be solved.

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New battery. Problem solved. Though I'm still surprised both keys quit at the same time, even though one was rarely used. $5 battery at local dealer.
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Sometimes it pays to check the obvious.
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New battery. Problem solved. Though I'm still surprised both keys quit at the same time, even though one was rarely used. $5 battery at local dealer.
Might I suggest you look at Amazon for spares. The CR 2032 batteries are readily available and a whole lot cheaper than dealer price. I bought a box of them, and I keep a couple spares in the console, just in case. That particular battery works in our Lexus fobs, in little tea lights my wife uses for decoration, as well as in my red dot rifle scopes. Was well worth picking up a box, and cheap.

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