How to repair a car key remote

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How to repair a car key remote
Call your car dealership if your key remote isn't working properly. (car key and remote control isolated image by Nikolay Okhitin from

Car key remotes are helpful because they allow you to lock and unlock your vehicle's doors and boot from afar. They also eliminate the need to locate that tiny little key slot on your car when you're parked in a dark driveway or in the rain. It can be annoying when your car remote breaks, but it is an easy fix.

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  1. 1

    Call your car dealership. All car manufacturers feature links on their websites, where you can input your Postcode to search for the dealer nearest you.

  2. 2

    Ask to speak to someone in the maintenance department. Explain in detail the issues you are having with your car remote. Sometimes the issue is one that is easily fixable and the mechanic can talk you through the process of fixing it over the phone. If it's not, you'll need to take the remote to the dealership.

  3. 3

    Give the remote to a mechanic and ask whether you should wait in the reception area or come back later for the remote.

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  • Be prepared to pay a fee for the repair.

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