There are a variety of reasons why a fobik would stop working. Here are some of the most common reasons starting from the easiest fix to more complex issues.
“My Remote won’t unlock my car but it will start.”
- Check the battery. Over time these batteries lose power (CR2032). The transponder chip that starts the car is not dependent on the remote battery, and you can always use the mechanical key located in the bottom of the fobik to unlock the door in an emergency situation.
“I’ve changed the battery but my remote buttons don’t work.”
- Open the fobik and look at the pad. There are metal contacts on the back of the pad that make contact with the circuit board. These contacts can get gunked up or come loose over time and slide around inside the fobik case. They can even get stuck to the circuit board causing the locks on your car to lock and unlock without ever pushing a button on the remote.
If this is the case Lockworks OKC stocks these cases and pads. It is a simple quick fix as long as the circuit board is in good shape.
“My remote buttons don’t work and my car won’t start.”
- This is most likely an issue with the circuit board. Over time the twisting motion in the ignition will twist the circuit board causing it to stop working. There is no fix for this without programming a new key.
The good news is you don’t have to go to the dealership or pay to have the vehicle towed. Lockworks OKC stocks these fobiks with every remote button configuration (lock, unlock, remote start, trunk, hatch, power door, etc.). We will come to your car and program the exact same key you had before.
“My key won’t go in the ignition and my car won’t start.”
- In some cases the Wireless Ignition Node (WIN module) will go bad. This can be due to a number of things. One of the biggest culprits is having too many keys on your key ring weighing the ignition down. It could also go bad from everyday use. This module could also go bad without any physical evidence. In some cases the key will go in the ignition and turn just fine, but the module is bad. A car safety warning; If your car intermittently shuts off or starts only part of the time, it could be the WIN module and could shut off at any time, be it in your driveway or on the highway.
Luckily you don’t have to go to the dealership for this issue. Lockworks OKC will come to you and replace the module saving you time and money. Give us a call today for a quote at (405)842-6613. We look forward to hearing from you!