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Did Your Key Fob Stop Working? Don't Panic

Posted by Unknown on Jan 18th 2019

Don't panic if your key fob stops working




Technology changes, and sometimes we forget what it was like before some technologies were around.  Take the car key fob.  When was the last time you put a key in your door handle to unlock or lock your car door?

It's these little conveniences that we don't even realize that we appreciate so much, until they stop working.  Millions of us have been there.  You go to push the unlock button on your key fob and nothing.  Panic sets in, what do you do?  How do you get in the car?  It's now when you realize how much that little piece of technology means in your life.  The good news is there are some easy things you can do to fix your key fob without going to a dealer.

Change the battery
Batteries don't last forever, you'll be surprised how often it's just a dead battery! Search our YouTube channel on how to change a key fob 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! When the board is dirty it can prohibit the contact to the circuit board when you push down on the button. Simply wiping the circuit board off can make your key fob like new again!




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 both 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. Just search your vehicle make, model, and year to purchase a key fob or give us a call at 402-671-5100.



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