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Keyless Entry Key Doesn't Work

Please assist. My keyless entry doesn't work. I've changed the battery and it is completely dead. It is such a pain to use the manual key. Please help.

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  • bboopla Aug 25, 2008

    2004 camry, the remote to the alarm stop working, was not the battery.Had it checked. I called Toyota Customer Service and they sent me to dealer so I went where I purchased the car. they could not get it to work and said they think it was in the wiring and it would cost $300.00 to do a complete check plus any repairs that could cost up to $800.00. I have had several things go wrong inside (speaker cover cracking & falling in, fabric tearing away from the side, the top console that works the moon roof fell out), it feels like it is dientergrating inside.A Dealer did repair the speaker/fabric no charge but that's it. Toyota intergrity has gone down the toilet, this was my first & last one. I only have 31,000 miles and the warranty is out but this should not be happening, my last car i had 11 yrs and nothing inside ever fell apart.

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Regarding the remote transmitter issue: Take the remote transmitter to your Toyota dealer. Ask them to test your transmitter with their hand-held RF detector. All Toyota dealers are required to have one of these devices. The RF detector will test the remote to see if it is indeed transmitting the proper RF out of the transmitter, and the strength of the RF signal. If there is no signal, the remote has failed (unfortunatly common), and the remote will need to be replaced and reprogrammed to the vehicle. I do this quite regularly, and rarely do I tell customers taht they need to spend 800 dollars for such a simple diagnosis/fix. The keyless system is very reliable. I rarely change the ECU for the keyless, unless somebody somehow gets the ECU wet, then it def needs replaced. Hope this helps.

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If your keyless entry remote has never worked it either needs to be programmed to the vehicle or it is the incorrect remote part number for they vehicle. First step is to call your local dealership, ask for service, then verify your vehicle came equipped with the keyless entry option and verify the key fob part number. When calling the dealer have your vin# handy, they will need that. Once you have verified your vehicle has keyless entry option and you have the correct keyless entry remote part number then find a locksmith to program the remote to your vehicle. We suggest a locksmith because they are usually more affordable than the dealer and they come to you.

If your keyless entry remote has worked before and it just stopped working, here are a few tips to try to get it working again:

1) Change the battery
Batteries don't last forever, you'll be surprised how often it's just a dead battery! Search our YouTube channel on how to change a key fob battery for your specific year, make, and model!

2) Wipe the board
The board inside your remote can get a lot more filthy than you think! When the board is dirty it can prohibit the contact to the circuit board when you push down on the button. Simply wiping the circuit board off can make your key fob like new again!

3) Get it checked
Go to your local hardware store like AutoZone or Oreilly's. They usually have a RF frequency tester. This little gadget will let you know if your key fob is sending a signal. If it is, you may need to reprogram your key fob to your vehicle

4) The old car battery reset trick
I know this sounds absurd, but it works sometimes and is worth trying. If you exhausted all of the options above, disconnect both terminals on your car battery for 10 minutes. Then reconnect them and try your key fob. This has worked for many people and I have no idea why. If you do, please comment below to explain.

5) New fob!
It might be time for a new key fob! No need to dread over the expensive costs of a new key fob, at Keyless Entry Remote Fob Inc., you can get a refurbished one for a very affordable price! You won't even be able to tell the difference. Just search your vehicle make, model, and year to purchase a key fob or give us a call at 402-671-5100.

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