Remote Keyless Entry - stuffed!

Submitted: Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:03
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Howdy all,

Hoping you might be able to suggest a fix for my little problem. I have an aftermarket 'remote keyless entry' unit on my 105 series Cruiser .... and for some reason the thing doesn't work anymore.

What could it be? Autobarn said they could take a look - at $60 a hour. Not that I'm overly fussed about forking out the 'folding stuff' - but if is something simple I would love to know how to fix it myself.

Cheers
SMITHY
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Reply By: Member - Steve (ACT) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:17

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:17
Without knowing what's wrong we had a problem with ours on our prado, long story but to cut it short we ended up disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it, it reset everything (stereo etc) including the keyless entry, and it's worked fine ever since!

Cheap thing to try!!

Sandy
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Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:41

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:41
changing the battery in the remote also helps...not always but
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Follow Up By: Smitty - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:54

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:54
Yep - checked the two different remotes and neither work.
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 10:47

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 10:47
I am with Steve, cut all power and wait a couple min and then boot her up again and see what you get
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:09

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:09
Remote control =$ 150
re program =$ 40

open door with key and Lean across and push button down priceless $00000

All the best
Eric

PS a diff lock could also help this problem LOL
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Follow Up By: Smitty - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:23

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 11:23
Gotchya ---- Difflock it is!! I think this will help solve countless problems. Nice one Eric!
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:09

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 12:09
JB hifi can fit up a new one for $200

wifes Pathfinder one is rooted.

Why bother fixing when you can replace.
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Reply By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 15:55

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 15:55
If it's anything like mine, one of my remotes just lost it's programming. I found out what brand it was, posted on here for the programming instructions, got them and 5 minutes later (a few turns of the ignition and pushs of the button) she was going again.

So my advise is, see if you can find any paperwork from when it was installed (model, brand etc) and tell us what it is, someone out there is bound to have the program insturctions for it. Normally they are easy to do.
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Reply By: Member - Toolman (VIC) - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 18:22

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 18:22
Smitty,
I have an aftermarket remote keyless entry system fitted to my 80 series (Had the thing since new) which plays up too. I don't know if yours is the same as mine so I'll just tell you how I get around the problems I have.

Generally mine plays up (wont work) when I drop it or bang it against something. The auto electrician said that a "pot" gets out of adjustments. He demonstrated how to pull the cover off and there is a little square silver thing fitted to the PCB into which a jewellers screw driver fits. Apparently this gizmo send out a radio signal to the door lock to open and close the locks but gets out of tune if jarred. I adjust the thing ever so slightly (not even a quarter turn) and using trial and error to adjust it to the right the setting. Works every time for me. You'll note the highly techncial electronics jargon I used. Its a dead giveaway of my total lack of ubderstanding of electronics.

good luck
Toolman
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