To a certain extent, remote key fobs are wonderful, but eventually they will break. When they do, there is a possibility that you will not be able to get inside the automobile. If you then go to enter the vehicle, you may find that the START button is no longer functional, which will prevent the vehicle from being started. If the battery in your key fob is dead, the system won’t be able to detect if the fob is inside the vehicle, and as a result, it won’t start the engine.
Solutions to a Dead Key Fob
If you find yourself in the situation where you have a dead key fob, there are several options that we may recommend to you.
- Change out the battery.
In order to get to the battery, you will need to open up the fob. To pry up the battery cover, you will often need to use something like a coin or a little screwdriver. The battery will have the appearance of a silver button. Locate the numbers printed on the battery, then use those to choose a suitable replacement.
- Simply use the key to unlock the door.
When the primary battery dies in an automobile, nothing else will function. Manufacturers have taken several approaches here, and which one works best for you will depend on the type of key fob and locking mechanism in your vehicle. If you have a traditional key fob in which the key itself is made of metal, that’s the easiest indicator. It’s as simple as inserting the key into the lock and turning it.
- Unlock the car remotely.
This practical and advanced technological function is quickly becoming standard on all automobiles. If you have the manufacturer’s app loaded on your device (or some other type of emergency system), you can call the manufacturer’s customer service center and have them unlock the car remotely for you.
- A couple of quick presses on the key fob may help.
If the button on the housing doesn’t push the electronic switch in the right way, it can become unresponsive. It’s possible that pressing it more than once will result in better contact, which will then activate the key fob and allow you to open the car.
- Use the spare key fob if available.
Another straightforward and sensible option, given that you either already own a spare key or someone is able to provide one to you, When discussing this topic, it is important to point out that each and every motorist needs to always have a fully operational spare key fob on hand.
Locksmiths at Mya Locksmith is the company to contact if you need help with your automobile or key fob. We’re here to serve any time. Call us now!