i did that already i took it out and it was not working as it should have been. then i took the battery out and measured the volts and the battery had 3.2 volts. then replaced it and did the test again and it worked better. the fob is not corroded inside so that was not the issue. thanks.
I believe the only purpose for the little square hole is so that you can pass cables through for devices that you may want to power with the plugins located directly underneath the sliding cup holder. For instance I have a flat wireless charging pad that sits directly underneath my shifter/AC controls in the big opening. I run the power cable through the little square hole back into the center console underneath the sliding cup holder to power the wireless charging pad for a cleaner look so that I don't have to wrap cables around the console.
thanks that is what i'm starting to thins also about that hole. and i read the fob battery being low in the book. thanks for posting that also. i told the wife to change the fobs out again and see if the problem comes back if so then i will just get another battery. if it returns again after that i will have the dealer get me a new fob. again thanks.
So what I am saying. If the fob works, then the battery is an issue, or your incurring interference from another electronic item ... like a cell phone.
I only buy name brand, sealed packages of batteries. The first replacement I used was from a battery store that sold them in bulk. They used one from a bin of batteries. It lasted only 6 months before I had issues.
For a few dollars more, buy the best.
Then make sure that cell phone is far away from the fob.
thanks that is what i'm thinking also. if it has issues again i will get batteries from like a popular store that i hope sells enough to keep them fresh.
6 months ago I did replace the battery to my fob, and had noticed the buttons were not working on the fob, turning car on and unlocking car via the sensor in car door handle worked, but the physical buttons on the fob did not. But had noticed that after driving the car 1 time after replacing the fob battery, I didn't have that issue again. At the time, I though it to be a weird fluke.
Wondering in your case if perhaps the fob just needs to reconnect again with the car. Perhaps, maybe, when the cell phone interferes with the fob, the car basically needs to reconnect properly with the fob????? But then as others have stated it could and most likely is just a bad batch of batteries.
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