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Old 09-26-2005, 19:01   #1 (permalink)
Mike Cheshire
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One of our remote locking fobs not working for a 440

Excuse my ignorance but would appreciate some pointers on this problem.

Is it possible to exert so much pressure on the lock and unlock buttons
that they are damaged? Or is there a chance that the coded signal from
this one is corrupted?

Am not even sure if this fob has some small battery inside or if it has
some kind of piezo electric circuitry. Losing the car manual hasn't
helped I guess, and I haven't looked in the Haynes book yet.

The other fob seems to work fairly well (if you are fairly close to the
car). I hope that I do not have to use that Top Gear trick of apparently
improving the signal strength (with the fob to the head and the mouth
open) - as I look ridiculous enough already.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old 09-26-2005, 20:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: One of our remote locking fobs not working for a 440

Mike Cheshire wrote:
>
> Excuse my ignorance but would appreciate some pointers on this problem.
>
> Is it possible to exert so much pressure on the lock and unlock buttons
> that they are damaged? Or is there a chance that the coded signal from
> this one is corrupted?
>
> Am not even sure if this fob has some small battery inside or if it has
> some kind of piezo electric circuitry. Losing the car manual hasn't
> helped I guess, and I haven't looked in the Haynes book yet.
>
> The other fob seems to work fairly well (if you are fairly close to the
> car). I hope that I do not have to use that Top Gear trick of apparently
> improving the signal strength (with the fob to the head and the mouth
> open) - as I look ridiculous enough already.
>
> Thanks for any suggestions.


You could try that other Urban Legend involving 2 cell phones ;-)

Call one phone from other, hold fob up to one, point other towards
car, push button on fob.

BTW, split the fob open and change the battery.

Good luck.......
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: One of our remote locking fobs not working for a 440

Change battery in both by sounds of it.


"Reed" <reedh@rmi.net> wrote in message news:43389EAD.B144B9A9@rmi.net...
> Mike Cheshire wrote:
>>
>> Excuse my ignorance but would appreciate some pointers on this problem.
>>
>> Is it possible to exert so much pressure on the lock and unlock buttons
>> that they are damaged? Or is there a chance that the coded signal from
>> this one is corrupted?
>>
>> Am not even sure if this fob has some small battery inside or if it has
>> some kind of piezo electric circuitry. Losing the car manual hasn't
>> helped I guess, and I haven't looked in the Haynes book yet.
>>
>> The other fob seems to work fairly well (if you are fairly close to the
>> car). I hope that I do not have to use that Top Gear trick of apparently
>> improving the signal strength (with the fob to the head and the mouth
>> open) - as I look ridiculous enough already.
>>
>> Thanks for any suggestions.

>
> You could try that other Urban Legend involving 2 cell phones ;-)
>
> Call one phone from other, hold fob up to one, point other towards
> car, push button on fob.
>
> BTW, split the fob open and change the battery.
>
> Good luck.......



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Old 09-27-2005, 16:01   #4 (permalink)
Mike Cheshire
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Re: One of our remote locking fobs not working for a 440

Reed wrote:
> Mike Cheshire wrote:
>
>>Excuse my ignorance but would appreciate some pointers on this problem.
>>
>>Is it possible to exert so much pressure on the lock and unlock buttons
>>that they are damaged? Or is there a chance that the coded signal from
>>this one is corrupted?
>>
>>Am not even sure if this fob has some small battery inside or if it has
>>some kind of piezo electric circuitry. Losing the car manual hasn't
>>helped I guess, and I haven't looked in the Haynes book yet.
>>
>>The other fob seems to work fairly well (if you are fairly close to the
>>car). I hope that I do not have to use that Top Gear trick of apparently
>>improving the signal strength (with the fob to the head and the mouth
>>open) - as I look ridiculous enough already.
>>
>>Thanks for any suggestions.

>
>
> You could try that other Urban Legend involving 2 cell phones ;-)
>
> Call one phone from other, hold fob up to one, point other towards
> car, push button on fob.
>
> BTW, split the fob open and change the battery.
>
> Good luck.......


Thanks for that - have found a Panasonic CR2016 3V battery inside. A
work colleague told me today that he changes the battery once a year in
his remote locker but then again he hasn't got a Volvo!
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