Evening all, i’m after a bit of advice please. The wife has come home and her fob has stopped working. We have tried the spare but that also doesn’t work. The lights don’t flash on either so it maybe the battery (which I am going to change) but for both to stop working at the same time is either a massive coincidence or something else has gone wrong. Also the petrol cap is locked and won’t open too. Any ideas please??
Hi Mustang, thank you for your reply. Yes I can unlock the car manually and when the door opens, the alarm goes off but stops when key is in the ignition and the car starts fine. Usually when the car is unlocked, the petrol cap opens. Have ordered some batteries off of amazon so will try that tomorrow.
Just thought that one key has been sat in a draw for 7 years and the other used everday, they might run out at different times??
OK , I have no idea what might be wrong but doesn’t pressing the door unlock button on the drivers door release the fuel door ? I did have a vehicle that lost connection between the key FOBS and the receiver in the car.
The fob battery does get some use even when the fob is in a drawer. The key is looking for the signal for the car so it can 2 way communicate with the car when close. So, yes, the fob can die sitting in a drawer, like the fob for my 2014 A4 that just got its battery replaced today.
Try this. Unlock the drivers door with the key, and hold it in the unlock position until the other doors unlock, the fuel door should be unlocked now. If that doesn’t work try unlocking the door and the turn the key to unlock again, if the other doors unlock the fuel door should open.