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Wireless Key Failure
on: October 11, 2021, 11:16:31 AM
I know we have had a few owners break off the mechanical key on the wireless key fob but the electrical side of my wireless key fob failed on me quite randomly yesterday. It is just dead, the LED doesn't light up green or red nor does it connect to the sensor (I have tried a battery change).  It was working fine a day or two before, hasn't been dropped or got wet since. It was a minor inconvenience as the wireless fob will always act as a passive key and start the bike but I just know this is going to be a costly part to replace along with the dealer mapping the new fob to the bike :114: The dealer is shut today, the good news will be tomorrow I'm sure.

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Re: Wireless Key Failure
Reply #1 on: October 11, 2021, 03:46:48 PM
Oh great!
Yet another nice side effect of this incredibly useful piece of engineering!

FWIW, my 2000 PT Cruiser's keyfob still works.
And I replaced the battery only once.
And it fell on the ground on numerous occasions.

I can't believe how better the world is getting every day.

(and the younger me wouldn't believe I'm now talking like an old fart)

Rant over (for this time).


PS: I hope having it replaced (I can't even imagine your dealer being able to try and repair it) won't cost you an arm, an eye and a kidney. In any case I'll take the info when you have it (you can type with your other arm, right? ;-)

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Re: Wireless Key Failure
Reply #2 on: October 30, 2021, 02:28:02 PM
Right, got that sorted today. Dear enough but not quite my right arm! The replacement key was €204.76 (or €166.47 plus VAT, our equivalent of sales tax). Labour, it took them an hour but there was a fixed price of max half an hour so the labour came to €51.08 of which €6.08 was VAT.

All in all I can image several other brands hosing the owner for a new wireless fob but these costs are reasonable I think. I would still take a keyed ignition though but I knew what I was buying so there you go. I could also stick the key in the tank bag and no "keyfob out of range" warning which I could not do with my original key, even with a new battery. I hope that little extra range stays with the new fob.