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Old 01-10-2019, 02:47 PM
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New key fob issues

Hi FTE. I got rid of the godawful Viper alarm/keyless entry system I've been struggling with for 18 months since I got my Ex and got some el cheapo Amazon (but highly rated) key fobs like Ford fobs. They programmed no problemo. Now if the truck sits a while, the fobs don't work. If I press any button on the keypad on the door, and then press the fob buttons, everything works. Almost like I had to wake the truck up from a nap. Once I do that, they keep workign for a while. I haven't figured out how long it takes before they quit working, but I'm sure every time i press a button it resets the time. Any thoughts on this?
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:59 AM
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I never had good luck with the ones found on Amazon, 3 different ford vehicles. Some quit working after a year or two, some had to get reprogrammed every 6 months, etc.

If you are fine with messing with them, than the cheap $2-$10 ones are great.

If it is driving you nuts, it is time to visit a Ford dealer and get new factory ones.
 
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Old 01-11-2019, 09:06 AM
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Roger that. I was afraid it could be the el cheapo aspect...
 


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