Troubleshooting Advice For Your Keyless Entry in Apache Junction
Keyless entry in Apache Junction has made it convenient to get in and out of your car. You don't have to juggle your groceries, heavy packages or other gear with trying to get the key into the door and unlock it. Instead, you can hit the button on the fob, and the door will be ready to open when you get to it.
When you hit that button and the door doesn't unlock, there could be a number of reasons. You don't want to have to wait a long time trying to figure it out in the Arizona sun. Here are a few things you can do to troubleshoot your keyless entry:
Make Sure It's the Remote
Your keyless entry fob may not be what's malfunctioning. Some mechanism in the locks may be jammed. You can quickly check this by manually locking or unlocking the doors. If the locks are working just fine but nothing is happening when you hit the button on the keyless entry fob, the issue is likely with the fob.
Replace the Battery
One of the most common issues to plague many electronic devices is simply a dead battery. If your key fob is not working, just replace the battery and try again. You may find that your troubles are over. If replacing the battery doesn't work, then it's time to consider other issues. Keep a couple of batteries for your key fob in your glove box to make sure you never get side tracked by a simple dead battery.
Reprogram the Fob
A mini circuit board is inside your keyless entry fob, and it can short circuit. The fob may need to be reprogrammed if it is not working. Of course, this is not something you can do on your own, so you will need to take the device into a professional. Some Apache Junction locksmiths can do this on site, saving you time and effort.