A few days ago my mechanic replaced the ignition switch on my 1998 Accord LX (it had been stalling when I tried to start the car). This fixed the stalling problem. However, when I got the car home and tried to lock the doors with the remote, the remote didn’t work (the little red light lit up but nothing happened). The remote was working fine up until this point. I tried replacing the battery, but no luck.
So I brought the car back to the mechanic, who tried reprogramming the remote. Still no luck. The mechanic says I need to take the car to the dealer to have it fixed. He says that the remote entry has nothing to do with the ignition switch they replaced and that it’s just a coincidence that the remote stopped working when it did. Does that seem plausible? Or could this problem in fact be related to the work the mechanic did on the car?
It’s frustrating to get the car out of the shop and find things broken that were working fine when I brought it in! Should I keep pressuring the mechanic to try to figure out how to fix it?
Thanks for any insights!