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key fob

Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:04 am

First is it battery we need to replace in our key fob and how long ?
Second what if ...all of a sudden battery to open door?
Sorry if this is in already mentioed or its in the owner's manual.....but who reads it haha
2014 BMW i3 BEV
1984 Porsche 928s
2005 Nissan Altima SE R
2011 Acura MDX
2013 Mazda 3

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Re: key fob

Sat Dec 05, 2015 12:42 pm

The fob comes with an actual key...if the fob won't work, use that. If its battery is dead, there's a location on the steering column you need to hold it while pressing the start button to get the car to work. Yes, it's all in the manual, and you can read it in the car if you don't like paper along with replacing the battery (which might be covered during the warranty period).

I've had to use the key once when I was parked quite near some TV transmitting towers...the RF interference was just too high for the car to find the remote in all of the clutter.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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