Key fob not working

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  1. WT95GT

    WT95GT New Member

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    I have a 95 GT vert 5 speed.It was stored away since Oct of 2018.Just got it out and battery was dead, got it charged back up but now the key doesn't work.Is there a battery in the Key fob?It only has 46,500 miles org.
     
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    What does "key doesn't work" mean?
     
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    yes, there is a battery inside of the remote that probably needs to be replaced as well
     
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    You do not need a key fob for the vehicle to start, do you??? This is crazy. It's not a push button start or something weird like that.

    The 96 and up chip keys, thats in the key itself, not the fob.
     
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    I was assuming by the title that he meant the keyless entry remote was not unlocking. If its not starting then its not the remote battery and there is no pats
     
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    I'm so confused lol, title says key fob, but if he got the thing charged, it must have been unlocked the whole time? Key doesn't work still confuses me. LUCY, LUCY, YOU'VE GOT SOME SPLAINING TO DO........
     
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    I just absolutely hate the word fob myself. its a remote people....
     
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    Key fob : an object attached to a key chain or key ring especially a small electronic device used typically in place of a key (as to unlock a door or start a vehicle) or to remotely initiate the action of another device (such as a garage door)
     
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    fob sounds like a word mouth breathers use. Saying it makes me feel dumber then when I walk into walmart.. Hearing it just makes me wonder why people want to sound silly. Fob.... "fob you" makes more sense to me then saying my fob doesn't work, and meaning a part on your car.

    https://www.viper.com/car/remotes/
     
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    evilcw311 Moderator Staff Member Staff

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    Car remotes are care remotes. Fob’s are what I sell along with access control systems. They allow you to gain entry into a door by swiping the fob at the reader.

    If it sends a signal remotely then it’s a remote.


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    Are hotel key cards fobs?
     
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    OK, my mistake. FOB or remote will not open the doors or trunk.The KEY starts the car just fine, and opens the doors and trunk.
     
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    yes then the battery in the REMOTE needs to be replaced, as well as you use of the word FOB :)

    Did I say welcome to the forum? :)
     
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    You must know more than the The Merriam Webster dictionary.

    "key fob : an object attached to a key chain or key ring especially: a small electronic device used typically in place of a key (as to unlock a door or start a vehicle) or to remotely initiate the action of another device (such as a garage door)"
     
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    Its about time you realized this.
     
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    Those of you who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who do. :p
     
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    Its been a while since my '95, but I had the factory alarm. The factory alarm would disable the starter when locked/armed. So, if the OP's SN95 was last locked with the keyfob, and has the factory alarm, his starter might be disabled. He'll have to get the keyfob working again so that he could unlock, and thus disarm, the factory alarm with it.

    This is even fainter in my memory, but in the trunk, behind the cardboard on the driver's side, there is a way to jumper the wire harness leading to the factory alarm module, is override (bypass) the starter disable function.