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Suzuki Grant Vitara 2011 and keyless system not working always. Usually after stood for a while

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    Mariaan Mar 05, 2015

    I haved triied the fob battery, no problem. Also checked the locking mechanism.



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Keyless what not working
try to say what fails exactly

cant open doors.
or can run engine.
we cant guess this.

did you try both FOBS yet, it came with 2, never just have 1 or get stranded and huge repair bill. I promise.

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Testimonial: "The door can't open and then the keyless system also does not work. When pressing the Fob's button for a couple of times, it starts working again. Did try both Fob's and still the same. Sometimes have to start with the key provided with the fob. A couple of days ago the alarm went off. After this it the keyless start worked without a problem for a couple of days but stopped again after the vehicle stood over night. The dealer says I have to replace the whole control assembly as well as the 2 fobs."

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    put new batteries in both fobs. and try again,. if it's not fobs, then it the expesive parts, all this fancy stuff dont make car get from point A TO B, its only a huge destraction and lots more things to break, complexly never is cheap to own/run/fix, seen any space shuttles lately? ( cost of ownership on all these fancy cars is not cheap ,ever) try and independant shop , one with ASE sign and arm bands, and get a better , answer. maybe. but fate always wins.

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    the fobs sound dirty, clean them. or buy new 1 and if it works perfect then the old fobs are bad or just dirty, they do that, all do, get dirty and fail. they get sweat on them water, dirty grime and pocket dust, notn one lasts for ever, when I buy a use car, this is what i buy first. all new fobs, got 4 or my jeep now. including a key with no buttons but has transponsder chip inside for $13 . also make sure you never have 2 key in car same time, (or in pocket) or purse. etc. just 1 at a time and just the key , by self to test.

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    first Utube hit, see the man clean the contacts,? if this is too, tech? buy new fobs like all the rest of world must do. when worn out, or filthy

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    _-__-___-_ Mar 05, 2015

    there are 2 types, carbon, type, and membane, most are carbon contacts and we clean it all in 100% pure alcoholl , never rubbing alcohol with oil in it, the above video is for fobs are clean but still fail,, its a video of extreme end of life fobs, hacked, to work. id never go that far, only clean them or replace them.

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    what if you replaced the $1000 parts and found the fobs bad. wouldnt that make you angry?

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    _-__-___-_ Mar 05, 2015

    i can drive my 08 with just a transponder only key, no fobs at all. that is why I have one, just incase.


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A low keyfob battery or stiff connections in the locking mechanism!

Posted on Mar 05, 2015

Testimonial: "Has tried both, not the problem. Can it be the controller? Does it work with batteries?"


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