For car owners, it will be very convenient to have these types of devices like remotes and chip keys for your car since it doesnt just make it easier to access but it also improves its security. But just like the other man made devices they will eventually start to act up or even stop working at all. Even if it’s just a dead battery, you can pretty much guarantee that your car doors will fail to unlock with the remote at one time or another.
There are a few things that causes a keyless entry remote to stop working and most of them are very noticeable. The most common one is that the batteries just go dead over time, where in replacing the battery should fix the problem. Other keyfob problems are quite complicated, but are also redeemable.
Below are the things you’ll need to check first when your remote suddenly stops working before you get a new one:
?You can confirm if that said remote is defective or not by using another programmed remote to control your alarm system.
?Replace the old battery with a new one and see if that fixed the problem.
?Take the key fob apart and check for any broken contacts or misaligned buttons.
?Reprogramming your remote isnt really that necessary unless, youve done some changes to your vehicle like changing the car battery since, this would prevent the alarm system from getting power which causes it to reset its memory.
These are extremely basic but that doesnt mean it applies to all. Now if you have a backup remote that doesnt work either, its possible that both remotes are bad or the alarm system is failing. If other buttons on your remote works while the lock and unlock buttons are not, then there could be a mechanical or electrical problem with the door locks itself.
Some vehicles have push button ignitions that operates when the key fob is close by. They may still have a physical key for locking and unlocking the doors, but these are hidden. The key fob will often have a hidden key inside, so if you don’t have a physical key for your vehicle, then check the fob for a release button or switch.
Some car doors don’t have any visible place to insert a key. Most of these vehicles have a hidden keyhole behind the trim piece near the door handle. In that case, you will want to look for a trim piece with a small slot in it, which you will have to pry away to access the keyhole.
Prying away a trim piece like this does carry some danger of damaging the paint on the car door or its handle, and you can also dent or bend the trim piece. So if you aren’t comfortable, and there isn’t an emergency that requires you to get inside your car immediately, you may want to consult a professional locksmith. You may visit www.autolocksmithfinder.com to look for a locksmith near you using your zip code.