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JoeSchmoe007 01-10-2012 03:54 PM

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.

JDrew 01-10-2012 05:28 PM

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

JoeSchmoe007 01-10-2012 06:00 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JDrew (Post 549901)
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.

wildturkey47 01-11-2012 05:53 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Joe can you just pry it open?

Tybalt39 01-11-2012 06:05 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildturkey47 (Post 550663)
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.

JoeSchmoe007 01-11-2012 07:37 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildturkey47 (Post 550663)
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.

wildturkey47 01-12-2012 12:19 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JoeSchmoe007 (Post 550744)
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!!:thumbsup:

wildturkey47 01-12-2012 12:21 PM

Re: Taking apart you key fob seems useful if you were having problems
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by wildturkey47 (Post 551145)
Thanks Joe!!:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tybalt39 (Post 550674)
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!! :thumbsup:


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