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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:55 am 
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Nonyaz wrote:
To the people who have been getting this message, are you also getting "key fob not in range" while driving? I get this message all the time, but no low batt message (I didn't know it had a separate error code for that until reading this thread). I keep my fob in the little spot to the left of the cup holders, I think that should be a reasonable spot to be detected.

I put mine there as well and got that message once.

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:59 am 
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forbin404 wrote:
Nonyaz wrote:
To the people who have been getting this message, are you also getting "key fob not in range" while driving? I get this message all the time, but no low batt message (I didn't know it had a separate error code for that until reading this thread). I keep my fob in the little spot to the left of the cup holders, I think that should be a reasonable spot to be detected.

I put mine there as well and got that message once.


I started getting that rather frequently, and within a week, it was time for a new battery.

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:18 pm 
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JoulesThief wrote:
I started getting that rather frequently, and within a week, it was time for a new battery.

Listen up kid, any ace contractor such as myself would know that your typical 2025 battery only produces 3V at nominal, that's just contracting 101, try to keep up. You see, german cars and their electrical systems, well, need I say more? Frankly you would never pass as a fighter pilot flying around with low key fob batteries like that, didn't you do your preflight checklist? I have half a mind to write my congressman and get your FAA license revoked for even suggesting you can wait this long to replace the battery. Really, doing this on public streets is a health hazard and a nuisance. If you want to be reckless on a closed course that's your business, but to attempt this sort of stunt on public roads is just in poor taste.


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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:10 am 
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I just replaced my main fob battery. I was getting not detected messages and it did not want to unlock. The old battery measured 3.03V unloaded.

I agree that the fob is poorly engineered. My fob was 6 months old. The battery is cheap and it is easy to replace, but still.

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:18 am 
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I`ve had quite great experience with this guy https://locksmithtoronto365.com/. He replaced my battery for, i believe, 50 Canadian bucks, far less than my dealer tried to charge me


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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:48 am 
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lol a shill.

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
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For 100 Canuck bucks we should replace the shill, who's gonna start a Go Fund Me.

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:34 am 
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fob for my BMW never needed a battery ( think it recharged while in the receiver ) proximity key fob is always working I think and uses more power, not just when a button is depressed, also if it is too close to the car while parked, the car is in a higher state of power use...? friends Mercedes battery went flat , security system was the culprit , at least that was the explanation offered by the service rep after tow and recharge , car left unlocked in garage for a few days while key was in bowl 10 feet away , modern tech forces changes in how we behave .... growing pains :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:38 am 
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forbin404 wrote:
Nonyaz wrote:
To the people who have been getting this message, are you also getting "key fob not in range" while driving? I get this message all the time, but no low batt message (I didn't know it had a separate error code for that until reading this thread). I keep my fob in the little spot to the left of the cup holders, I think that should be a reasonable spot to be detected.

I put mine there as well and got that message once.


rented a diesel Nissan in Greece with proximity key , got that message a few times on the dash display while fob was in cup holder .. I think the cup holders are lead lined ;-)

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 Post subject: Re: Key Fob Battery Life
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:33 am 
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Golfcart wrote:
I had to replace my key fob battery after just ten months. Figuring that this will thus be a regular thing, I ordered a pack of FIFTEEN of these suckers for just $7 and put them in my glove compartment. Here's the Amazon link: http://goo.gl/mL2QFM


Don't store them in the heat of your glove box, store them in the refrigerator. heat is not good for batteries.

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