Remote Locking Problems

Remote Locking Problems

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a2z

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1,080 posts

187 months

Thursday 30th March 2006
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We have recenly started having trouble locking/unlocking our ONE (2005) with the remote key. It has been sporadic for the last few weeks but in the last few days you have had to stand right by the car and press the button several times for it to work. Sometimes we have just given up and used the key proper. Poking around on other forums there seems to be an issue with radio interference from mobile masts etc (don't think anything new has been erected recently nearby and we don't live near an airport/police station), also, it happens mostly outside the house but also sometimes in other places. I have also read that some owners are coming back to unlocked cars that they are sure they locked and sometimes the windows/sunroof are open!

Anyone else had this? What do you think the likely solution is? (is it a dealer recall for example?)

bells v8

339 posts

186 months

Thursday 30th March 2006
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change the battery in it

a2z

Original Poster:

1,080 posts

187 months

Thursday 30th March 2006
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The new keys charge from the ignition barrel. We rotate the keys occasionaly to keep them both charged (they are only 6 months old)

baskey

14,270 posts

187 months

Thursday 30th March 2006
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i didn't know that - very interesting!

out of interest the missus' set of keys (the ones used most!) they are as bit intermittent (but not as bad as you describe) my keys :touchwood: always work, and from a fair distance too...

maddog-uk

2,392 posts

207 months

Friday 31st March 2006
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Sure its not interference? For example when we go to Waitrose in harrow, unless you are next to the car, you can not lock it or unlock it. It just happens to be next to a police station.