I am struggling to get my
Peugeot 308 2-Button Remote Key back to work. I noticed first issues when my Remote Key unlocked / locked the car after several attempts. Then one day it suddenly did not work anymore.
NEXT STEP: Change battery & Reinitialize the key
So that's what I did, I bought a new
CR1620 battery and replaced the old one. I realized soon from the Car Manual that I will have to reinitialize / reprogram the key in order to get it to work. So I also did that, with following my Car Manual's instructions:
Switch OFF the ignition
Switch ON the ignition and immediately press and hold LOCK button on Key
Hold it for few seconds ( I held it for 15.. and on next attempt for 25s)
Release the LOCK Button and turn OFF the ignition
Take out the Key and it should be working now
However, it was working only inside the car and ONLY if I brought it very close to the receiver (which is located, I think, near the manual lock switch inside the car). If I tried it a from distance, while still sitting at the driver's seat, it did not work. If I tried it from outside of the car, it did not work.
Does anyone know what's going here?
I sounds like a weak battery - but impossible, because I bought a brand new one and in next 10 minutes put it inside my Key and reprogrammed it.
After additional tests, I recognized that my key is working also on 5-10m! But the trick is, that I need to take off the cover of the Key Fob, to get to the circuit. And now, if I manually (with my hands) apply pressure on the Circuit towards the battery contacts, remote lock / unlock works! Unfortunately, as soon as I pack it back and close it with cover, the remote key is not working.
What do you guys think? Could it be something with battery contacts? I cannot see any faultiness / corrosion on them. Only the ones on Circuit board where (+) is going to look like they are a bit "scratched", but I don't know how to fix that?