Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-24-2010, 01:19 PM   #1
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 225
Another key fob question

Sorry to post another key fob question, but after about an hour of searching through and reading, I still didnt see the problem I'm having.

Key worked fine about a year ago. It gradually started intermittently not working so I would have to manually open the doors. Since then, I replaced the battery. Didnt seem to make much/if any difference.

Now when I press the key, the red light doesnt flash rapidly like it used to, it flashes once every two seconds. Has this ever happened to anyone? Did I just happen to buy a weak battery that is almost dead already or is this some kind of other problem?

Thanks

__________________
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...IMAG0137-1.jpg
00 S Triple Black- Smoked lights, Tinted windows, Stainless exhaust, IwireP ipod cable, desnorkled, painted bumperettes
Jake D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: singapore
Posts: 21
Mine too

Hi this happen to me exactly the same , key use to work , than not working once in a while , out of a sudden totally not working .
When i press the buttons , it no longer flash rapidly, but instead it flash about once per seconds .
Anyone had any idea whats going on ?


TIA.
brabus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 05:54 AM   #3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Dayton Ohio
Posts: 225
Changed the battery again, and still have the same problem. after looking at the key closer, it looks like there is a decent amount of corrosion under the plastic battery holder. Not sure if unsoldering the battery holder, cleaning it and putting it back together would help/work, but ill probably give it a try since it looks like its worthless as of right now
__________________
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h3...IMAG0137-1.jpg
00 S Triple Black- Smoked lights, Tinted windows, Stainless exhaust, IwireP ipod cable, desnorkled, painted bumperettes
Jake D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 07:10 AM   #4
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Posts: 245
Subscribing in case an answer develops. I learned something new reading this thread. I have one working and one non-working remote and I didn't realize they flashed differently. The working one flashes in a pattern really fast while the non-working remote blinks at a slow steady interval. Seems to be just like the OP.

I revived an old thread a few days ago where somebody said they had a method for reviving communication between the car and and a non-working remote but it didn't work for me or the others who replied.
Dale_K is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-25-2010, 09:04 AM   #5
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 133
I don't have any problem with my key fobs, but I have had my car for 4 years and I am sure the battery is geeting low.

Can I open up the fob and replace the battery (CR2032??) without losing any programming code and having to reprogram everything? Thanks.
Soetekouw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 01:12 AM   #6
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: sw ohio
Posts: 253
I've replaced my battery, cr2032, without problem.
Dale K: seems your key fob has a couple of issues. If you can resolve the difference in flash frequency, you might want to try the fix I posted again. It did work for me, albeit some time ago. Both of my fobs flash normally.
jotoole is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-26-2010, 09:35 PM   #7
Registered User
 
ChrisZang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: San Carlos, CA 94070
Posts: 1,450
OK,

Here are my symptoms, pretty similar:
Key (or better remote) started to work spotty
Sometimes it worked then it didn't
Then my first key fob stopped working altogether.
Used the 2nd key and this one started to like 6 months later.
The red lights flashes slower or not at all.
Of course I replaced the batteries etc.

At the end I bit the bullet and got one new key fob from Porsche for around $250 and that took care of all the problems. Seems like the key fobs have a limited life span. In my case it was 8 years...
__________________
I still wave at Boxsters, but they no longer wave back :-(
2002 Boxster S "Violet" (sold but not forgotten)
2009 Carrera 4S "Kelsey" (current ride)
2015 FIAT 500e "Nikki" my commuter car
ChrisZang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 06:53 AM   #8
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: south eastern mass
Posts: 76
Garage
key fob

new owner here of a 2008 boxter. we also have a 2000 passatt which has a similar key fob. i like the fact that the vw blade folds and is not always extended. anyone ever try a vw key programmed to the P? i need to get another key as car only had one key.

dan

TWODAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page