: Battery in FOB dying?

09-22-10, 07:25 PM
Is the receiver for the unlock/lock/alarm/start buttons the same receiver as that in the door? Sometimes lately when I go up to the car, it doesn't automatically detect the fob and unlock the door as it should. I press the unlock button and nothing happens either. I have to use the key to open the door.

My question is basically: Does that sound like the antenna in the door is going bad as many have complained about, or does the battery in the fob just need to be replaced?

09-22-10, 07:57 PM
I would start with replacing battery in FOB.

09-23-10, 05:38 AM
As your vehicle is an '06 (and assuming you've never changed the battery before) the battery is got to be your first choice. They're only a couple bucks and very easy to change so start with the easiest/simplist fix first.

09-26-10, 05:15 PM
Most definitely was the battery. Target sells the 2pack of the CR2032 Lithium batteries for about $6.00USD

09-26-10, 05:28 PM
you can get them cheaper, but that's an okay price