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Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems

Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having key-related problems. The way it is made taking is apart (just opening it) is equivalent to taking out the battery.

After I did that I never had "Key is not detected" problem. Also after car sat unused for a couple days sometimes it wouldn't unlock after I touched door handle - this problem is now gone too.
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Old 01-10-2012, 05:28 PM
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Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems

If your vehicle sits for more than 72 hours, it may not respond to touching the door handle right away or even at all. Just don't want someone to confuse a normal condition with an actual problem.

From the owner's manual:

KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go. This feature allows you to
lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
NOTE:

If a Passive Entry door handle has not been used for
72 hours, the Passive Entry feature for the handle may
time out. Pulling the deactivated front door handle
will reactivate the door handle’s Passive Entry feature.


• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response
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Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems

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If your vehicle sits for more than 72 hours, it may not respond to touching the door handle right away or even at all. Just don't want someone to confuse a normal condition with an actual problem.

From the owner's manual:

KEYLESS ENTER-N-GO
The Passive Entry system is an enhancement to the
vehicle’s Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system and a
feature of Keyless Enter-N-Go. This feature allows you to
lock and unlock the vehicle’s door(s) without having to
press the RKE transmitter lock or unlock buttons.
NOTE:

If a Passive Entry door handle has not been used for
72 hours, the Passive Entry feature for the handle may
time out. Pulling the deactivated front door handle
will reactivate the door handle’s Passive Entry feature.


• If wearing gloves on your hands, or if it has been
raining on the Passive Entry door handle, the unlock
sensitivity can be affected, resulting in a slower response
I didn't know that.
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Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems

Joe can you just pry it open?
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Joe can you just pry it open?
Just did this yesterday:

Pull the key from the fobik
Use the key to gently pry between the halves from inside of the fobik
Use a credit card or something similar to keep the gap open along one side while you work on the other side of the fobik
Gently separate the halves

Once you have done this one time, it gets easier....

If you have a "case cracker" (used to open iPods, cell phones, etc), this is even easier.
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Joe can you just pry it open?
Yes, really easy. When you remove metal key there is a notch on the opposite side from the hole for the key - just put the end of the key in this notch and pry it open.
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Yes, really easy. When you remove metal key there is a notch on the opposite side from the hole for the key - just put the end of the key in this notch and pry it open.
Thanks Joe!!
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Just did this yesterday:

Pull the key from the fobik
Use the key to gently pry between the halves from inside of the fobik
Use a credit card or something similar to keep the gap open along one side while you work on the other side of the fobik
Gently separate the halves

Once you have done this one time, it gets easier....

If you have a "case cracker" (used to open iPods, cell phones, etc), this is even easier.
Thanks TY!!
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