1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Central locking a bit dodge

smudge_don Oct 9, 2009

  1. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    2,944
    11
    38
    Sometime my central locking from the key fob is a bit dodge

    It usually works fine and locks and unlocks straight away, but other times it just wont lock/unlock and i have to use the key

    Usually i would think that the battery is on the way out, but then it starts working fine again.

    So could it be something to do with the receiver in the car at all?

    Anyone else had this problem?
     
  2. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,272
    1,685
    113
    Convenience module, battery in remote, have you got a spare key, if so then try that one & see if its both, then its definitely car related, vagcom would help in these circumstances cause you can test if the cars seeing the remote clicks or not.
     
  3. Staz

    Staz is a retronaut Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    6,206
    64
    48
    Not heard of this one but it might be worth just changing the battery anyway. If it fixes it great, if not then you have a spare battery and you know the fault is somewhere else.
     
  4. smudge_don

    smudge_don Active Member

    2,944
    11
    38
    Very true Staz

    Nige i don't have a spare key, so i think ill change the battery 1st and see what that does
     
  5. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    29,272
    1,685
    113
    the convenience module can sometimes get confused & the locking stops working of remote, had it many times on the A3 when doing electrical work & locking/unlocking when I was testing my folding mirror/closure system months back, so had to disconnect the module or battery for car & it came back after a few minutes, seems earlier modules can be a pita at times & vagcom has an issue with the original module in 46 where it loses the long coding tick boxes, then vagcom has to be removed & reinstalled to get them back, but then it goes again after one coding session, still not fixed by RT but will be changing mine for newer anyway so sod them
     

Share This Page