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Old 08-18-2014, 09:12 PM
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All of a sudden, I'm getting a warning that the Key Fob battery is low. The car is under 2 year old, I don't know why it would have used all of the battery. Has anyone else run into this proble, and is it only replaceable at the dealer?
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:45 PM
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Nah just pick up a fob battery and put it in
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You are lucky it let you know it is low. Mine just quit after only eight months. Then the alarm went off when I tried to use the key and I couldn't shut it off. Until I put the key in the ignition.

Apparently, the closer you store they key to the vehicle, the more battery is used.
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:36 PM
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You are lucky it let you know it is low. Mine just quit after only eight months. Then the alarm went off when I tried to use the key and I couldn't shut it off. Until I put the key in the ignition.

Apparently, the closer you store they key to the vehicle, the more battery is used.
Correct. my key never leaves the cup holder and i go through batteries every 3-5 months
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Can you just pry it open?
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yes, smaller flat head screw driver it separates.
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Yep .. mine did the same. just as MIKEon22s said with a small screwdriver or knife. It uses a 2035 battery. Correction ... 2032.

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Correct. my key never leaves the cup holder . . .

And when you drive to work you use the parking lot across the street or around the corner . . .? :-)
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I replaced my batt about two months ago and I am getting batt low messages every now and then, so I removed the batt and checked it and it has 3.3 DCV. The batt say's 3.0V on it so my batt is good. I read the manuel and there is a sentance that say's to not touch the batt with your fingers and if you do clean it with rubbing alcohol. Well it's almost impossiable to install a batt with out touching it but anyhow do you guys think that might be the problem with premature batt failuer ??
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never heard of cleaning the battery, same ones are used in every desktop computer. I will say my work 2 way radio, 800 MHZ, will mess it up if its to close i have learned.
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