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Key fob not working - even with new battery

Hi everyone, I unlocked my car this morning no problem, but half an hour later and I can't lock/unlock the car with the remote. The LED just flashes once quickly when I press the button. I replaced the battery with a brand new one but still the same thing, the LED just flashes once quickly when I press a button.

Anybody know what I can do?

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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

Just an update, read through the forum that disconnecting the battery may cure it, so just disconnected and now waiting around 30mins to reconnect, hope this sorts it.
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

This happened to me before, I just held the button down and it seemed to reset it self
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

which button did you hold down do you remember? I have just connected the battery back up but still nothing, have disconnected it again just incase I didn't leave it long enough. How long does you led light up for when you press it, mine only does a quick flash (cant remember what it used to do though)
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

I don't remember. Try holding down the lock button when you're in the car.
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

OK mate will do cheers, does yours quickly flash or is it a longish flash?
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It just flashes once quickly
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That hasn't worked mate, also since I have disconnected the battery I have to manually turn off the cd player when I turn the car off :S
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

That's just a setting on your menu button that will reset.

Try this from another post -

try re-registering the remote (put one key in the ignition and turn it to the ‘on’ position <to power everything on.. do not start the car> then click the unlock button on the other key <also try the lock button – i can never remember which one it is> if the locks click all is well
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

nope still nothing mate, thanks for all your help by the way. really appreciate it.
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

Also the car does start fine with they key so does this mean it doesn't need re-programming?
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

update things I have tried so far:

Disconnected the battery for 30minutes- nothing

Held down the buttons - nothing

Changed the battery - nothing

put one key in ignition and pressed button - nothing

The red led on the key fob flashes when I press it, I can lock and unlock the car manually fine, start the engine fine. Its just the locking and unlocking using the buttons on the fob that isn't working. Any help pleaseeeeee ..... Also I have the key code if thats any good.
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I'm all out of ideas, maybe someone will be along after work to help. If you've got the key code though then it might be worth ringing a couple of key places to get prices to reset them.
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

Cheers for your help anyway mate, will hang on and see if anyone has any ideas tonight, if not then will contact the fiat place who always does my card so shouldn't be massively expensive (I hope)
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Re: Key fob not working - even with new battery

any ideas yet anyone?

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