Remote locking a pain in the ...

richplug624

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Hi All
Hoping someone can give me pointers on this one
Most of the time my remote locking is hit and miss, I push the button on the fob furiously to try and get it to lock/unlock (it was not working at all when I first got the car but I reset it) changed the battery twice, but it just seems not to respond that well at all I get thumb ache walking to or away from the car almost seems like it is out of range even when standing next to car
any ideas would be gratefully received
Best regards
Richard
 

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Make sure the small metal shutter inside the column keyhole is moving freely. If it sticks open, even slightly, it inhibits the operation of the remote.
 

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That shutter is a real pain took me months to work out why my central locking worked intermittently.
 

richplug624

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Thanks for your replies guys
I forgot about the metal flap in the ignition barrel. I will have a look and lube it to ensure it is shutting properly,
Regards
Richard
 
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