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Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby Werribee » Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:33 pm

Bit of a strange issue, but the spare key fob to my car is not working.

I have done the obvious and put in a fresh battery but that hasn't solved anything.

Any idea what could be causing the problem?

I have this style key
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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby bumblebee » Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:26 pm

Talk to a Locksmith I guess

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby adamhumphrey » Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:05 am

Best bet is find someone to recode it for you. Failing that the circuit board is faulty.
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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby bumblebee » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:33 am

In other words, a locksmith cos a decent one will have a MUT3 or similar and can program it to the ETACS box

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby dopey » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:54 am

Does the LED light up when you press a button and does the car start with the fob?

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby adamhumphrey » Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:28 am

bumblebee wrote:In other words, a locksmith cos a decent one will have a MUT3 or similar and can program it to the ETACS box


A locksmith most likely wont spend $2k on a mut-3. So it will be a trip to the dealer.
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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby bumblebee » Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:42 am

I beg to differ
The lock.smith i used in North Qld did
I stood right next to them while they plugged it in and checked out the keys in the ETACS box, and added the new key
A decent lock smith with have the right tools to help you out

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby Werribee » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:11 am

dopey wrote:Does the LED light up when you press a button and does the car start with the fob?


Nope nothing.

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Postby lancerdarryl » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:21 am

Looks like the key fob is U/S. A good locksmith should be able to help you with a replacement
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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby dopey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:13 pm

Werribee wrote:
dopey wrote:Does the LED light up when you press a button and does the car start with the fob?


Nope nothing.


Sounds like the actual fob, either it's dead or not getting power. I'd try the battery from the good remote first. If there's still no life then remove the cover again and press on the buttons for the guts of the remote to drop down. Separate the board from the black frame and check if the contacts from the battery have become loose and maybe bend them slightly for better contact and see how you go.

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby Werribee » Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:56 pm

dopey wrote:
Werribee wrote:
dopey wrote:Does the LED light up when you press a button and does the car start with the fob?


Nope nothing.


Sounds like the actual fob, either it's dead or not getting power. I'd try the battery from the good remote first. If there's still no life then remove the cover again and press on the buttons for the guts of the remote to drop down. Separate the board from the black frame and check if the contacts from the battery have become loose and maybe bend them slightly for better contact and see how you go.

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The LED is now working, but it still not locking/unlocking the car. Looks like its a trip to a locksmith or Mitsi for me.

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby dopey » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:44 pm

does the car start with that fob?

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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby bumblebee » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:10 am

Only Goto mitsy as a last resort
Don't be surprised if they charge you $600 to fix it
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Re: Spare key fob not working. Any ideas?

Postby Werribee » Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:33 am

dopey wrote:does the car start with that fob?



Nope nothing....


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