In alt.autos.ford.focus, on the "Re: Door locks and keys...strange things part
1&2!" thread, Chris Whelan wrote:
>I needed the same size battery for a doorbell, so I took the one out of my
>key. I didn't get round to replacing it for a month or so. It then started
>working again! It fact, it's range seems better than when the car was new.
I remember reading -- somewhere -- that if you don't use a worn-down battery for
a while, they sometimes "bounce back." That is, if you rest the battery for a
while, and then use it again, it will appear to have a bit more juice than the
last time you used it. This effect is temporary, as you might imagine, and
you'll eventually need to get a new battery.
Perhaps something similar is happening in the case of your key battery. (By the
way, I'm in the States. I assume you're talking about the button battery that
goes in the key fob, right?)
Benjamin Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
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