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I have had a similar issue with remote controls before. Just for completeness, I've already listed two things you've already tried -- they're primarily for anyone who reads this some time in the future. Replace the battery You already know this one, but it's the easiest and most typical fix. It's also pretty inexpensive, so a good thing to try. If you get ...


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That is a dealer ID tag. The salesman and managers use it to check keys in and out. They should have taken it off of the key before they handed it to you. If you don't want it, just take it off and throw it away (if the dealership sucked) or take it off and return it if you feel extra nice. EDIT: Here is the webpage for them. Their claim is inventory ...


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I think the easiest way to disable it would be to take the fob apart and put a very small piece of tape on the contacts for the button. This would make it so you could reverse this without too much issue if you decided to sell the car. Most car fobs (at least like the one you show in the link) will split in two to replace the battery. This also gives you ...


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how do I know the foil's constant touching of the contacts on the motherboard isn't "invisibly" running down the battery, or doing something else that will damage the fob? You don't. A half assed repair can mean that foil loosens up and shorts something out due to moving around in your pocket all the time. Or loses its springiness and keeps the contacts ...


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I found the following instructions here: http://freeremoteinstructions.com/toyota/toyota-camry-2002-2006/ Start with the key out of the ignition, drivers door is open all others closed and drivers door is unlocked. Perform these steps within 5 seconds. A. Insert the key into the ignition(Do NOT Turn) Pull key out. B. Insert the key into the ignition(Do NOT ...


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The smart key system you are referring to is specifically designed to work at very short distances requiring the key to be inside the car before it would start. When i worked at Mazda on cars with smart keys, the car had 4 antennas just to make the system work seamlessly with the short range in mind. There was an antenna in each front door and the trunk to ...


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There are two things I can think of. First, the car might have lost the remote. Meaning that it no longer recognizes that the remote and must relearn it (through programming or whatever). Second, it could just be that the remote is broken and no longer works. Do you have other remotes which work? Is there an indicator light on the remote showing it is ...


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Your car should be in warranty, go talk with the dealer. This might be like this on all models or might be some other problem we can only guess it here.


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If that happened to me, I would double check the battery for voltage when pressing the FOB buttons, and I would also check the battery contacts for possible corrosion. It sounds like the plastic FOB is attenuating the signal below noise, which tell me that the radiated signal is very very low. Alternatively, there could be a hairline crack in the circuit ...


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It turns out the way to resynch a Cobra key fob is to hold both buttons down for about 6-8 seconds, or until the flashing lights stop flashing. You then release the buttons, and press each of them once. Update: It turns out there is even a Cobra Car Tech YouTube channel, and they have a video showing what I have described above.


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I had the same problem programming my 2000 Camrys (two different cars!) The instructions that finally worked involved the two cycles of 5x lock/unlock using the switch on the armrest console. I had to do it probably 15 times until I finally got it right! It is important to follow the sequence exactly and wait until you hear the system click/beep indicating ...


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I would leave this as a comment, but I cannot. The button on the BMW key is a light. There should be a bulb visible next to the metal key section. To open it up, press the button and slide the inner assembly out. You should see the battery, bulb and contacts. As for the aftermarket fob, I would agree with Juann Strauss that the buttons are lock/unlock and ...


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If the key doesn't have a battery you can remove, it might be powered by RFID. Try wrapping it in aluminium foil.


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After consulting some online databases (google.com), special dealer equipment is needed to program the remote for a 2012 Malibu. Some GM cars to have a manual procedure to learn remotes, but this doesn't appear to be one of them.


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The internal module that receives the signal probably had it's amplifier die. In order to make the signal from these small remotes work reliably, the low power signal from the key fob is received, amplified, and cleaned up to be a usable signal. If the circuit that performs the amplification fails then only very strong and close signals will work. Those ...


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You can always try and change the battery, even if it appears to work at times. It is probably the only facet of a fob key that we humans without programming devices can control


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The key for your Corolla is called a "G-Chip" key. You can purchase the key online (just search for your year and "g-chip" ... ensure it has the fob built in). Unfortunately you would need a programmer to get the key attuned to your car. You'll need to find a locksmith who has a programmer, or you can take it to the dealership. Getting the key from online is ...


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I am not sure how to do it yourself, but companies such as KP Technologies make modules to do almost all of the functions you would like to use. Note: I am in no way affiliated with this company, nor have I ever tried their product, but I have seen them mentioned on various forums.


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It sounds to me like the fob contacts are giving up the ghost. If a battery replacement doesn't fix it, get a new clam shell for it. Just change out the guts (small electronic board) into the new clam shell. New clam shells usually come with the rubber insert which makes up the buttons. On the back of the rubber buttons is a contact point which wears out ...


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There are actually two different procedures, one for programming new fobs and keeping the old, and a second procedure for programming all fobs. If you did the first procedure, you're just stacking fobs onto what you have. You need to do the second procedure, ensuring you program the fobs in the order you want them to coincide with memory function numbers. ...


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The key fob probably needs to be programmed to the car again. The below procedure should work for 2003-2008 Avalons. Procedure To Program Toyota Wireless Remote Transmitters: Begin with: The driver's door open and unlocked. Key out of the ignition. Insert and remove the key from the ignition switch 2 times within 5 seconds. NOTE: Steps 2 and 3 should be ...


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From your description (as light as it is), the symptoms lead me to believe you either have an open hatch somewhere, or one of the switches which detects open hatches is malfunctioning. In this instance, an open hatch could be the hood, trunk, or doors. The behavior you are describing with the lights flashing and the fob only working to unlock is what leads ...


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When you get your new key programmed for your Corolla (ref: this question), they can have any other keys programmed out of the vehicle. It has to be done with a special programmer.


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These threads seem to suggest it's located to the rear of the dome light, behind the headliner. http://www.mazda3forums.com/57-mazda3-axela/631290-keyless-entry-module-2006-sedan-where.html https://www.mazda3club.com/mazda3-mazdaspeed3-98/where-keyless-entry-control-module-2004-mazda-3-a-55843/


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There are 2 things you can look at: The KeyFOB: are the buttons of your FOB sticking? This could cause the FOB to keep sending unlock signals. To rule this out, remove the battery of your KeyFOB. If the problem continues, the issue is not with the KeyFOB. The car's unlock switches: Do these stick after you use them? One way to rule them out is to remove the ...


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Go through the same motions to program it for the 2001 as you did the 2006, but don't use it to program it. It's the vehicle which is actually programmed, not the fob. Once you go through the programming for the 2001 it will reset. Any fob which will then be used for it should be programmed or none will work.


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Habéis intentado poner las pilas del mando de forma correspondiente negativo correspondiente con negativo y positivo con positivo? EDIT: Translate to English through Google Translate and edited for fluency: Have you confirmed that the batteries are in the remote correctly (negative to negative and positive to positive)?


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If your car did not come with a keyless entry system whatsoever (as in no fob or buttons) you can purchase an aftermarket keyless entry system to install in your car. If you have power locks it will be easier to install. Shop around at dealerships and local vehicle audio shops. Often, a dealership will charge several times what a local shop will charge to ...


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Not enough information to make sure I am answering the question. Why do you believe that the ECU has been deactivated? Does the car not start? Not sure of the procedure that your used, but take a look at these instructions and try to reprogram the remote. Remove the key from the ignition. Lock all of the doors, but open the driver’s side door. Leave it ...


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This may solve your problem. If your not too happy about it, check your local 'Yellow Pages' for a company selling and programming auto keys. Sit in the driver's seat Remove the ignition key from the ignition lock cylinder Close all the doors Press and hold unlock on the door lock switch (on the door) While holding the door lock switch in the unlock ...


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