nsayer
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Key fob problem: car won’t start without using the center console spot

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:52 pm

So, the buttons on the key fob work. Placing the key fob in the spot in the center console allows me to start the car. But the door handle button doesn’t work and the car won’t start without placing the fob in the center console.

I’ve changed the battery. I’m really really *really* sure it’s not the battery.

What’s going on?

nsayer
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Re: Key fob problem: car won’t start without using the center console spot

Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:57 pm

Our second key fob - which has spent it's entire two-and-a-half-year life locked in a safe - has the exact same symptom/problem.

If I had a conspiratorial mind, I'd say this was Chevy breaking stuff in the car to force us to take it to the dealer to have 10% of its battery capacity removed.

nsayer
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Re: Key fob problem: car won’t start without using the center console spot

Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:06 pm

Disconnecting the 12v battery for 5 minutes fixed it.

In other words, power-cycling the car. :roll: :roll:

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