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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:25 pm 
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Joined: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:12 pm
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Location: Ipswich, Suffolk
Car Models: 2008 9-5 TiD Turbo Edition Estate - Titan Grey
Hi All,

Bit of an odd one, but here goes...

Bought the car last year through eBay, and have only started using it as my daily driver within the last month of so. Previous owner only provided 1x Key, and said that the remote central locking didn't work for long after he'd replaced the battery and hadn't replaced the battery since then.

Now, I've tried 2x Panasonic batteries from a reputable eBay seller - I thought I'd struck gold when the key sprang into life and worked for a day with the first battery. Also tried a Varta battery from a reputable online seller with poor results.

If you keep hammering the buttons long enough, the car will unlock maybe 10% of the time, and then throws up a message to replace the key fob battery etc.

I've already tried cleaning the 'battery side' of the key's internals using IPA, but that didn't seem to make a difference. I'm also a bit scared the tamper with the key too much, as that's the only one I have with the car!

Wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, or could offer any advice?



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