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Title: Remote open button died
Post by: Judeford on November 12, 2013, 04:57:58 AM
Hi guys,
My gal's door remote opening button stopped working. Even the LED on the remote doesn't work, The close button works normally and the the door lock works also normally.
Any ideas? Low battery? Just a dead button on the remote?

Thanks.

-Jude
Title: Re: Remote open button died
Post by: Chrispb on November 12, 2013, 11:15:18 AM
Unfortunately the remote can suffer damage from being dropped, getting wet, and just general wear and tear.
I would try a new battery first before looking for replacement.
Title: Re: Remote open button died
Post by: gregers on November 12, 2013, 08:25:40 PM
it could be anything from needing a new battery/s to a dry solder to a broken pcb,
just be careful when you open it up for a looksie,DO NOT LOSE THE PATS CHIP.
Title: Re: Remote open button died
Post by: plumbc007 on November 17, 2013, 06:00:31 PM
no lol there is a tiny little chip inside it sometimes will rattle if the key is shook, take it apart but don't loose the little black chip,, lol u wont ever start you're car its part of the Immobiliser , normally u can clean any corrosion white stuff on little pcb and the battery can sometimes not be touching the terminal properly so pack it out with some card
Title: Re: Remote open button died
Post by: Judeford on November 18, 2013, 04:09:31 PM
Seems it was the dummest  fault... Low battery... Now the range increased from 2 meters to 10 meters!
And both buttons working again  :D

-J-