Steps to Take When Your Key Fob is Not Working

Posted by Unknown on Jul 11th 2017

SOS! Your key fob isn't working.. what do you do?! It is amazing how reliant we are on these little gadgets, but they do make life a lot easier.

If your key fob stopped working, go down this list until you find a way that works for you.

First things first, make sure it's YOUR key fob (and you didn't accidentally grab your mom's keys!).

Change the battery
Batteries don't last forever, you'll be surprised how often it's just a dead battery! Click here for a video on how to open a GM key fob, or search our YouTube channel on how to change a battery for your specific year, make, and model!

Wipe the board
The board inside your remote can get a lot more filthy than you think! Click here for a video on how to clean the circuit board in your key fob.

Get it checked
Go to your local hardware store like AutoZone or Oreilly's.  They usually have a RF frequency tester.  This little gadget will let you know if your key fob is sending a signal.  If it is, you may need to reprogram your key fob to your vehicle

The old car battery reset trick
I know this sounds absurd, but it works sometimes and is worth trying.  If you exhausted all of the options above, disconnect bot terminals on your car battery for 10 minutes.  Then reconnect them and try your key fob.  This has worked for many people and I have no idea why.  If you do, please comment below to explain.

New fob!
It might be time for a new key fob! No need to dread over the expensive costs of a new key fob, at Keyless Entry Remote Fob Inc., you can get a refurbished one for a very affordable price! You won't even be able to tell the difference. You can visit our website at or give us a call at 402-671-5100.

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