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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:32 am
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Default key fob stopped working

My key fob suddenly stopped working, very unnerving because we were out at the time. Luckily the car came with two fobs. Wonder if the battery in the key fob simply died, if so, can it be replaced or does a new one have to be purchased completely?
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 11:28 am
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Default Re: key fob stopped working

Try this:

Battery in the key fob
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 12:34 pm
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Default Re: key fob stopped working

Probably battery.

My PT only came with one key and one fob. I HATE drivers who trade a car and don't turn in both sets. It's so inconsiderate.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 12:56 pm
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My other key fob just suffered the same fate, luckily got home in time. Strange, because the lock didn't work directly, but when the unlock was pressed, then the lock worked. Not sure what's going on with this key fob? Will look into batteries or even recoding, whatever solves the issue.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 04:20 pm
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I've changed the batteries in both of our fobs, probably time.
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:12 pm
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Default Re: key fob stopped working

Did the battery do the trick or did you need to reprogram it too? For reprogramming, is there a cost from the dealer for it?
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Old 03 Jun 2011, 08:18 pm
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depends on the stealership. Mine does it for free, if you buy the key from them, or bought the car there. My batteries last about two years, then I trash them and put in new. So far only lost programming on one, that one I let sit for about 6 months after the battery died. Not a good idea...lol... dealership programmed it for free.
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 02:44 pm
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Default Re: key fob stopped working

I've been looking for programming info on these fobs for some time now. I got my vehicle without a manual so I have nothing to really go on and the steps that I've found haven't really checked out for me. I'm wondering if any of you would be able to post up the instructions on programming a fob for an 01 Limited (if theres any differences). Thanks if you can and thanks even if you can't!

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Old 16 Jun 2011, 03:52 pm
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A search on the forum should bring up all the info you need. Here's a couple from a fast search...

New remote programming

Progamming an old key..
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 08:38 pm
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Default Re: key fob stopped working

Glad I posted this issue here, since reprogramming would have never been considered otherwise. Reprogramming it seemed to fix the issue, unfortunately the dealer wouldn't do anything about it, so we ended up taking it elsewhere.
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