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Dodgy central locking.

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Big_Dave, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Big_Dave
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    [Oct 12, 2011]
    It's starting to get a bit annoying now. I can lock / unlock the car by the remote and it will be fine for a day or two before it becomes intermittent and I have to lock / unlock the old fashioned way with the key. Sometimes it will randomly start to work ok again but I just end up reprogramming the fob. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!


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    [Oct 13, 2011]
    mines doing exactly the same even with a new battery, dont want to fork out for a new key and it be the same...........
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    Yeah changed battery on both keys but still the same.
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    Dave I've edited your original post, did you mean to have a map to your door in the same thread as discussing the locking problems with your car?!
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    [Oct 16, 2011]
    Ive been having lot of problems with mine too, got to the point where i was getting fed up with it, seemed to stop working when i put my key in my pocket. , replaced battery , no difference, scanned it with vcds , kept getting fault key 1 intermittant, One day i decided to open up the remote, give it a little clean and bent the contacts inside for the battery to ensure they are good, put it back together and its been 100% up till now.
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    Thank you for that!!!! I didn't even notice!!
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    I shall give that a go tonight! I'm getting the car scanned again tonight as it's running poor so I will see what it comes up with!
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    Dave, what are you posting with? Everytime you post your location is posted in your signature!
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    It's my bloody iPhone! Stupid thing! Think I might of sorted it now!
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    :icon_thumright:
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    sames happening to me, getting some new batteries for a start tomorow
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    [Oct 19, 2011]
    mines been a pain in the ass since ive had it so 2 weeks ago ditted new battery and cleaned the metal prongs on the battery holder etc and touch wood been sweet since........ or have i just jinxed myself
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