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Old 06 Jul 2010, 10:07 pm
Larry in AZ
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Default 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Wireless key lock/unlock is no longer working. Probably not the key's
battery because I've tried our second key which is almost never used, so that
bettery should be good. Have not replaced the batteries yet.

I looked in the owner's manual for a fuse, but can't find one associated with
the wireless key system.

I'm thinking the problem is in the car somewhere.

Any suggestions..?

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Old 06 Jul 2010, 10:19 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

On 7/6/2010 10:07 PM, Larry in AZ wrote:
> Wireless key lock/unlock is no longer working. Probably not the key's
> battery because I've tried our second key which is almost never used, so that
> bettery should be good. Have not replaced the batteries yet.
>
> I looked in the owner's manual for a fuse, but can't find one associated with
> the wireless key system.
>
> I'm thinking the problem is in the car somewhere.
>
> Any suggestions..?
>


K.I.S.S. Unless you're leaving something out... Like a catastrophic
electrical failure of the car involving replacing a battery AFTER the
alternator fried it to a crisp, do yourself a favor and check the
battery. You can pick up a brand new, ALMOST certain to be good,
battery for <$3, why not try the easiest cure first?

Tell you what, before you even buy the new battery, open the fob and
remove the current battery, scuff up its surface with a dry paper towel,
check to make sure the contacts aren't funky looking and reinsert the
battery and see what happens.

If that doesn't work, THEN look for something else.


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Old 07 Jul 2010, 07:25 am
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Larry in AZ <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
news:Xns9DADCCCD29B27thefrogprince@69.16.185.247:

> Wireless key lock/unlock is no longer working. Probably not the key's
> battery because I've tried our second key which is almost never used,
> so that bettery should be good. Have not replaced the batteries yet.
>
> I looked in the owner's manual for a fuse, but can't find one
> associated with the wireless key system.
>
> I'm thinking the problem is in the car somewhere.
>
> Any suggestions..?
>




I'd try changing the remote's battery, myself.

It /is/ possible for the battery to drain to the point where the remote
can't be activated, even if the remote is rarely used.

Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it would be
foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest possible cause of
the problem.


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Old 07 Jul 2010, 11:20 am
Larry in AZ
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Waiving the right to remain silent, Tegger <invalid@invalid.inv> said:

> Larry in AZ <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
> news:Xns9DADCCCD29B27thefrogprince@69.16.185.247:
>
>> Wireless key lock/unlock is no longer working. Probably not the key's
>> battery because I've tried our second key which is almost never used,
>> so that bettery should be good. Have not replaced the batteries yet.
>>
>> I looked in the owner's manual for a fuse, but can't find one
>> associated with the wireless key system.
>>
>> I'm thinking the problem is in the car somewhere.
>>
>> Any suggestions..?
>>

>
>
>
> I'd try changing the remote's battery, myself.
>
> It /is/ possible for the battery to drain to the point where the remote
> can't be activated, even if the remote is rarely used.
>
> Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it would
> be foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest possible
> cause of the problem.


Thanks. You guys are probably right. I'll go out and try to get new
batteries today.

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Old 07 Jul 2010, 01:53 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Larry in AZ, wrote the following at or about 7/7/2010 11:20 AM:

[snip]
>> Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it would
>> be foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest possible
>> cause of the problem.

>
> Thanks. You guys are probably right. I'll go out and try to get new
> batteries today.


Let us know if that doesn't do the trick. If we can't come up with
something else, then we'll all learn from your experience when you do
get it fixed.




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Old 07 Jul 2010, 06:14 pm
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Waiving the right to remain silent, DDDudley <noway@nohow.nowhere> said:

> Larry in AZ, wrote the following at or about 7/7/2010 11:20 AM:
>
> [snip]
>>> Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it
>>> would be foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest
>>> possible cause of the problem.

>>
>> Thanks. You guys are probably right. I'll go out and try to get new
>> batteries today.

>
> Let us know if that doesn't do the trick. If we can't come up with
> something else, then we'll all learn from your experience when you do
> get it fixed.


It was the batteries. Replaced both at Ace Hardware and the keys work
now. Surprised me because the one key had almost never been used. Those
batteries seem to have a life of about 5 years, then die.

Expensive little buggers, about $6 each after tax.

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Old 07 Jul 2010, 07:04 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Larry in AZ, wrote the following at or about 7/7/2010 6:14 PM:
>
> It was the batteries. Replaced both at Ace Hardware and the keys work
> now. Surprised me because the one key had almost never been used. Those
> batteries seem to have a life of about 5 years, then die.
>
> Expensive little buggers, about $6 each after tax.


Lesson learned and here's another... While I like Ace Hardware stores...
hell, I like ANY hardware store<g>... I suspect that if your locally
owned Ace is anything like the one we have here, you probably paid at
least a 50% premium for those batteries. I can't believe the way the
local ACE has gotten. It's like buying cereal or deodorant at the local
7-11 vs. a Giant Wally World.

Regardless, glad you got the problem solved and you can once again lock
your car remotely.




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Old 07 Jul 2010, 08:23 pm
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Larry in AZ <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
news:Xns9DAEA531EF833thefrogprince@69.16.185.250:


>
> It was the batteries. Replaced both at Ace Hardware and the keys work
> now. Surprised me because the one key had almost never been used. Those
> batteries seem to have a life of about 5 years, then die.
>
> Expensive little buggers, about $6 each after tax.



Less expensive than a wild-goose chase for a non-existent problem, I think.

Enjoy your Honda.



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Old 08 Jul 2010, 10:26 am
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

Larry in AZ <usenet2@DELETE.THISljvideo.com> wrote in
news:Xns9DAEA531EF833thefrogprince@69.16.185.250:

> Waiving the right to remain silent, DDDudley <noway@nohow.nowhere> said:
>
>> Larry in AZ, wrote the following at or about 7/7/2010 11:20 AM:
>>
>> [snip]
>>>> Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it
>>>> would be foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest
>>>> possible cause of the problem.
>>>
>>> Thanks. You guys are probably right. I'll go out and try to get new
>>> batteries today.

>>
>> Let us know if that doesn't do the trick. If we can't come up with
>> something else, then we'll all learn from your experience when you do
>> get it fixed.

>
> It was the batteries. Replaced both at Ace Hardware and the keys work
> now. Surprised me because the one key had almost never been used. Those
> batteries seem to have a life of about 5 years, then die.


some electronics draw a tiny current even when not used.

>
> Expensive little buggers, about $6 each after tax.

CR2032's?
>


Ace Hardware is not the lowest price place to buy batteries.
try Target,back in the flashlight section.
If you shop around,you can buy those coin cells for much less than
Everready/Duracell package prices.

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Old 09 Jul 2010, 04:36 am
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Default Re: 2005 Pilot key remote not working

On 07/07/10 19:14, Larry in AZ wrote:
> Waiving the right to remain silent, DDDudley<noway@nohow.nowhere> said:
>
>> Larry in AZ, wrote the following at or about 7/7/2010 11:20 AM:
>>
>> [snip]
>>>> Besides, the battery is so cheap, and so easily-replaced, that it
>>>> would be foolish to begin your diagnosis by ignoring the simplest
>>>> possible cause of the problem.
>>>
>>> Thanks. You guys are probably right. I'll go out and try to get new
>>> batteries today.

>>
>> Let us know if that doesn't do the trick. If we can't come up with
>> something else, then we'll all learn from your experience when you do
>> get it fixed.

>
> It was the batteries. Replaced both at Ace Hardware and the keys work
> now. Surprised me because the one key had almost never been used. Those
> batteries seem to have a life of about 5 years, then die.


Maybe, my 2003 Accord sedan was 7 last month and my remotes are <knocks
on wood> just fine so far.
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