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intermittent keyless access - any ideas?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ComaTosin, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    my keyless entry (lock and unlock) system only works some of the time. I'd say it works once out of 20 times I press the buton. Lock and unlock are equally inconsistent. I have changed the battery 2 times with no luck, what could it be? think the remote itself is bad? is there a way to check? the little machine at pepboys/autozone says it is working and has a good battery but when i take it to my truck it doesn't work? should i check something in the truck?

    thanks!
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 at 6:31 PM
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    dexterdog

    dexterdog My pee parts itch

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    Did it get wet? I had a remote key for my Accord go through the washing machine and it never worked the same after that.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    ComaTosin

    ComaTosin [OP] The Not So New guy

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    No, never in washing machine. I can not remember it getting wet anytime. Anyone have any more ideas?
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    wolfeye

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    I'm having this issue.

    Bump
     
  5. May 3, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    Agent7

    Agent7 Senior Executive of Nothing.

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    It will only get worse. My driver's side eventually failed to the point I needed a new automatic lock for it. Mine failed at the door module, not the remote... They are very expensive unless your covered under warrenty.
     
  6. May 3, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    wolfeye

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    Coma, did you try the spare keyless and see if you are having the same issue to isolate the problem?
     
  7. Jul 28, 2010 at 9:16 PM
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    singlefin

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    Anyone else having this issue or had it resolved? Mine has this issue with both key fobs.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2010 at 4:55 AM
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    atebit

    atebit What's all this, then?

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    Could it be cell phone (or other RF) interference? I once had a Lexus key fob that was unreliable, turned out that my cell phone was causing the interference.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    skytower

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    Dealer and Autozone usually have a transmitter/fob checker. It'll tell you if it's transmitting.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    Cobra6

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    have you tried reprogramming your remote(s)?
     
  11. Jul 29, 2010 at 8:49 AM
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    jnoley07

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    I have had this problem, it was caused by where I was parked at. I was parked close to some big power lines and it was interfering with it.
     
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