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Old 12-13-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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It just quit working out of the blue. I put a brand new battery in, nothing. Where do I start?
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Mine did that a couple weeks ago. It started working again just as mysteriously.

It is possible the fob got out of sync with the receiver. Check the owners manual on how to resolve that.
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A couple of possibilities here. The first is that your car may have lost the programming. This would be unusual, but a possibility none the less. Do you have any remotes that work?

I'm assuming none of the buttons work? These are virtually identical in construction to television remote controls. The inside can become dirty and prevent contact when the buttons are pressed. What I've done in the past (with TV remotes) is taken them apart, cleaned the rubber half with a very mild soap, dabbed it dry then allowed it to thoroughly air dry. Then, using a clean pencil eraser (preferably a large one, not on the end of a pencil), gently clean the corresponding contacts on the printed circuit board. These are coated differently that computer PCB'* (this process also works on gold plated edge connectors), but will do the trick. GENTLY rub the contacts with the eraser. Brush away the eraser remnants with something like a Q-Tip.

It'* also possible that your remote has died altogether.
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Isn't there a re-learn procedure?
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i tested the RF signal at the Autozone tester. It showed more signal than my PA'* remote
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i tested the RF signal at the Autozone tester. It showed more signal than my PA'* remote
This isn't good news then. We'll assume for the time being that since it'* generating an RF signal that it'* a good signal. My next step would be to check your car for codes and try setting up your fobs again. All fobs must be set-up at the same time and of course you'll need a Tech 2. Any that have previously been set-up are deleted when the procedure is run so take any that you have all at the same time. The Tech 2 will ask how many you want to set-up (from 1 to 4).

If none of your remotes work, you may also have a bad RCDLR. DTC'* may help to diagnose this.
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off to my favorite dealer. :(
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off to my favorite dealer. :(
Hey, weren't you going to see them anyway? Maybe this is just good timing from the man upstairs!
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I was already there once today I shipped your part off today (I emailed you)
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I was already there once today I shipped your part off today (I emailed you)
Just got the e-mail. THANKS!!! Sadly then, not such good timing. Let us know what you find out
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