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Old 01-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #1
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The remote key fob on my Monte Carlo works, but I can only get it to work when I about 5 feet or closer to the car. I thought it might have been the battery, so I put a new one in, but that didn't help. I also used the learn remote key from the DIC, but that also didn't help. Would a new fob help?
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If you have tried to clean the board contacts and the rubber contacts with alcohol, then give this a try...

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I have not cleaned it with alcohol...I will have to pick some up tomorrow and give it a try.
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I might have to try that with mine too. Seems like I have to press awfully hard before the car responds to it
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Cleaning it with alcohol seemed to help. Thanks, I would have never thought of that.
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I may have to try this too. My panic button seems to work when I press it to turn it on, but it takes a lot of effort and attempts to turn it back off..
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Cleaning it with alcohol seemed to help. Thanks, I would have never thought of that.

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Just about all the ones that I have had get like this over time. Mike has a good idea to use alcohol. Contact cleaner also works good. I usually disassemble mine and scrub with a spray cleaner like simple green and a tooth brush. Rinse the assembly real well with water and use a hair drier to remove all moisture. I work for a circuit board company and we wash most of our boards. Just make sure it is completely dry before you install the battery (new one). Never use sandpaper or steel wool.
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