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Keyless Go key battery is dead? So you can still open your car

2024-02-20T15:42:14.357Z

Highlights: Keyless Go key battery is dead? So you can still open your car. If you have locked your car, there is still a way to get into your Keyless Go car. Key in the door lock and unlock it.. As of: February 20, 2024, 4:30 p.m By: David Holzner CommentsPressSplit Cars with a keyless go system open without a physical key. But what if the battery in the radio control is empty?



As of: February 20, 2024, 4:30 p.m

By: David Holzner

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Cars with a keyless go system open without a physical key.

But what if the battery in the radio control is empty?

Key in the door lock and unlock it.

Hardly anyone opens their car these days.

According to Auto Motor und Sport

, most manufacturers

integrated a remote control into their car keys as early as the mid-1990s .

Today, most new cars rely on the Keyless Go system.

The car and a transponder in the key fob exchange coded signals with each other, explains

AutoBild

.

The car automatically detects when the radio key is nearby and unlocks the doors.

The engine can be started at the push of a button.

The car also automatically locks the doors if you leave the car with the doors closed and the engine turned off.

The classic key with a beard is now a thing of the past.

But what can you do if the remote control doesn't work and you're standing in front of locked car doors?

Battery empty: Open the car with the emergency key

If your remote key battery is dead, there is still a way to open the car.

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Suddenly the battery runs out or the device becomes damaged and stops working.

In this case, there is a trick that many drivers are not aware of.

Most Keyless Go radio remote controls have a secret emergency key.

This allows you to open the car door in the classic way.

In most cases, there is an unlocking button on the remote control that opens the hidden key compartment,

explains

Chip.de.

But this differs depending on the car manufacturer.

Instructions on how to remove your emergency key from the radio key can be found in your car's operating instructions.

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Unlock car: hidden door lock in the handle

If you have successfully removed the emergency key from the remote control, you are faced with the next problem.

On most modern cars the door lock is well hidden.

But don't panic: As

Chip.de

further explains, the door lock on most new cars is located in the door handle and is easy to find.

With a few targeted movements, which vary depending on the manufacturer, a small panel can be removed from the handle.

The castle appears underneath.

Here, too, it helps to take a look at the operating instructions to understand how the cover can be removed.

Since most drivers have the operating instructions in their glove compartment, here's a little tip: Try out the entire procedure in advance so that you can be prepared in an emergency.

If you find yourself standing in front of locked car doors and panicking, you may make poor decisions.

In addition, most operating instructions can also be found online.

It's often worth taking a closer look at your car and all its functions.

There are car key functions that very few drivers are aware of.

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Once that's done, you can open your car the old-fashioned way: put the key in the lock, unlock it, and you're done.

The car should then be able to be started normally using the start button.

According to

AutoBild,

the battery is only needed to open and close the doors.

The immobilizer, on the other hand, is controlled by a passive transponder.

This means that this transponder does not require its own power source,

AutoBild

continues.

The Keyless Go system has many advantages.

Annoying fumbling with the key is a thing of the past.

If you have locked your Keyless Go key in your car, there is still a way to get into your car.

Source: merkur

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