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Just wondering how often you guys/gals replace your key fob batteries? Mine are only 3 years old and they were already getting pretty weak. I replaced the batteries in both key fobs today and noticed I could stand a lot further away to unlock/lock the doors.

Just curious as to what the norm is for this. :4-dontknow:
 

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Just wondering how often you guys/gals replace your key fob batteries? Mine are only 3 years old and they were already getting pretty weak. I replaced the batteries in both key fobs today and noticed I could stand a lot further away to unlock/lock the doors.

Just curious as to what the norm is for this. :4-dontknow:
Do you still use the fob to lock/unlock? I only carry mine now and use the door button to lock. They "set me straight" on the forum for being an old lady driver still using the fob! I do like the ease of push button start, and not fidling to find the key.
 

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Yeah I always use the key fob to unlock/lock the doors. Is that not cool or something? I've never been clued in if it's not haha!

I cleaned the contacts with rubbing alcohol, they were pretty dirty. I'm not sure how the dirt got down in there, but they're nice and clean now with new batteries.
 

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Mine went dead after about 3 yrs. I would say not bad, but one fob was never even used and it went weak then dead.
 

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Do you still use the fob to lock/unlock? I only carry mine now and use the door button to lock. They "set me straight" on the forum for being an old lady driver still using the fob! I do like the ease of push button start, and not fidling to find the key.
The proximity unlock and lock only started with model year 2011 so some of us still have to use the the fob.
 

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The proximity unlock and lock only started with model year 2011 so some of us still have to use the the fob.
Thanks for letting me know. I was just an old school girl and didn't want to change, but others on the forum convinced me to do so. They just keep coming up with new ways to change our old habits!
 

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Thanks for letting me know. I was just an old school girl and didn't want to change, but others on the forum convinced me to do so. They just keep coming up with new ways to change our old habits!
Yeah, our Charger has the proximity locks and I forget once in a while and pull the keys out of my pocket to unlock then I go "doh" don't need to do that.
 

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Sounds like a good idea to me!
 

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think mine are original...I know I haven't changed them in the nearly year I have had the car.

my Acura TL is a 2004 and I haven't changed those yet either.
 

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Mine lasted about four years. I replaced them when their signals were getting noticeably weak.
 

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Coming up on three years and both are occasionally reporting low battery, so I guess it's about time to replace the batteries.
 

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I replace our Jeep and Challenger fob batteries once a year and it has eliminated nearly all issues. The Jeep system is particularly sensitive to fob battery voltage and the lock function gets erratic towards the end of 1 year.
 

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So it sounds like about 3-4 years is the general maximum life, with some on here making it to 5 years with the same batteries.

I guess I'll just make a mental note to replace them every 2-3 years just so they don't start getting weak on me.

I was noticing before that I would have to push the button harder or more times to get it to work too. And when I pulled the key fob apart I could see why, the contacts were all dirty. Cleaned them with some rubbing alcohol and it's good as new again.
 

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That's crazy, you must have gotten some really good batteries!
 
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