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Locking the car (not)

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I have the what I think is the diamond shaped key fob and it struggles to lock and unlock the car, the spare works fine so I guess it's the battery, can I just like my motorbike simply split the fob and change the battery with no problems or is there a secret to doing this?

Would it be the usual CR 2032/2035?

Thanks

Alan

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Have you been driving the car with the key that doesn't unlock/lock the car? As the battery charges as you drive.

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Have you been driving the car with the key that doesn't unlock/lock the car? As the battery charges as you drive.

 

No i have been using this key since i got the car well over a year ago, the spare works fine even after being inside the house all the time,.

 

Alan

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No, its a VL2020 that is soldered to the board.

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2

 

Ah right, perhaps it has had its day, i shall pop the fob open and measure the voltage and possibly get a new one. I take it i have to re-sync it to the car by doing the button pressing routine?

 

thanks

Alan

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you do and you also need to use a razor blade if possible to get a good clean cut 

or you won't get the 2 halves back together straight.

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Got it apart cleanly, checked voltage and 3.2v so battery is fine, checked buttons and all seemed well, put back together and the click is definatly better, i shall try when i get home and if all ok a thin line of superglue will put the halves back together.

 

thanks

alan

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Well all works as it should, the click actually clicks and the car responds as it should so glue'd back together and all is well.

Whatever.

Alan

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