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Key Fob 2009 Titanium X - Batteries Needing Replacing Often


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#1 Madjock

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 02:38 PM

Hi,  I have a 2009 Titanium X and although it is an excellent car I have found a problem that I hope someone can assist me with.  I have had to change the batteries in both of my key fobs at least 3 times in the last 8 months.  They work okay for a month or so and then both keys come up ' Low Battery ' on the dashboard.  It happens to them at the same time and each time I get the batteries from the same Ford Dealership.  Does anyone else have this problem or are able to help me out??????



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 03:52 PM

dont think they should run low that quick eh. might be worth opening the fob up,& giving it a good clean & make sure nothings sticking etc.

do you keep your fob on a ring with any other car-fobs?



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Hi,

 

Both keys are kept separate and away from other keys.  Just puzzling that both keys seem to go at the same time.  Only other reason I could think of is that the Ford Dealership that I get the batteries from have managed to get themselves a bad batch.



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 04:19 PM

are you talking about 'both keys' being the 2 keys/fobs for this particular car? are they close to each other as even if its for the same car,they can interfere with each other on some cars. 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 05:06 PM

Yeah, it's both keys fobs for the same car.  Both are kept separate, as myself and my wife each have our own one.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:15 PM

Have you tried sourcing the batteries elsewhere?

It may also be that the car isn't receiving the signal particularly well. Bit like when you have something in front of the Sky box and it flashes up low battery.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:47 AM

The type of battery used in Ford key fobs is the CR2032, are you sure you have the correct ones fitted?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 02:56 AM

Hi Sean - Have always got the batteries from the same Ford dealership but have it on good authority that some of the ones that Ford have been discharging or have not been up to scratch.  So will see how long these ones last then get some Duracell ones from Halfords, thanks.

 



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:00 AM

Hi Stoney - the one thing I never checked was the type of battery, as it was supplied by the Ford Parts shop at the dealership after they had checked using my car reg on their system.  When purchased, the batteries were fitted in their service department. However, as I said to Sean, I will source the next ones from another retailer.



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:03 AM

Keep us updated bud.

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