Author Topic: Remote locking  (Read 213 times)

June 20, 2017, 03:32:35 PM
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Viking

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So one of these days I will be moving to Gauteng. To celebrate my 06 Forester has decided that it will not lock via the remotes. It started happening intermittently, usually I just needed to curse once and it would lock, got progressively worse and now it will not lock or unlock via any of the remotes. I have changed the batteries in both remotes with no results.

Any ideas?


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June 20, 2017, 04:05:37 PM
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PaulR

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Ya...mine did the same. Open up the remote, and pry the 2 contacts up a bit more so that they make better contact with the battery

June 20, 2017, 04:27:34 PM
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Viking

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No change to mine. And spare remote is basically new and unused


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June 20, 2017, 10:50:17 PM
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berndp

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Your cars knows.
Gauteng has almost no passes, let alone gravel passes, to drive, so it doesn't want to go there.

Seriously, check that the doo open light is off, they sometimes don't want to lock with open doors.

Check the remote locking module (white box behind cubbyhole in SG model). If you press the button, there should be a relay clicking. If it does, at least you know the signal gets there. Eliminate further....

There is an aerial under/in the dash for this system. Maybe it got damaged??
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June 21, 2017, 08:05:42 AM
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Manfred

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I had a similar problem.
Turned out to be the actual remote.
The button was broken so no contact was made.
I think wife started getting pissed off with it and thought that pressing harder would make it work.


Using the spare until that kaks as well.

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