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I assume that the key fob has a battery-cell. If it dies, how does one start the ignition (assuming one was able to get INTO the vehicle)?
 

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You have a spare key fob and if you need to enter the car without a key fob, you also are provided with a key that you may insert into the rear bumper slot that opens the trunk, then you may pull a magic cord and wow the door will open or call onstar and if your battery is not DOA, the doors will unlock. if none of these things work, get a big rock and after you enter YOUR car I guess you would call for help as you now have a bad problem. better yet don't let your fobs batteries go DOA. :banghead :banghead :cuss :cuss :nopity
 

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But, will the ignition operate. If the fob dies while out on the road (not an uncommon event) and you have no spare available, will the alternate methods of gaining ENTRY permit the ignition button to operate. Or, is it tow truck time?
 

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There is a cradle for the key fob in the glovebox that will allow the fob to communicate well enough to get you started even if it appears DOA.
 

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mswaim said:
There is a cradle for the key fob in the glovebox that will allow the fob to communicate well enough to get you started even if it appears DOA.
NICE!
but isn't there also a 'low battery' indicator
to prevent all this in the first place ?
 

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Battery Dead in Remote

First If the battery should go dead in the remote, shame on the driver. You will be notified on the DIC each time you start the car that the battery is low in your remote. This notification will start about 30 days prior to not having enough power to either open the doors or start the vehicle.

Regardless if the battery goes dead while driving, or if the engine is running and the remote is removed from the roadster, the engine WILL continue to run. Please remember when you pick your car up from the parking valet, and you give him a few dollar tip, make sure you retrieve your remote from the valet before you drive away. Once you turn the ignition off you will not be able to restart it.

The XLR has 5 antenna's 1 for each door and 1 for the trunk. They will sense the remote at 3' away. The 4th antenna is located at the driver seat, to verify the authorized user is sitting. The 5th antenna is located against the lined pocket, just below the Valet switch in the left side of the glove box. It is used for "No Fob" detected situations where interference is so strong the receiver in the upper rt. corner of the dash does not recognize the remote. It is also used for the Bad procrastinator that ignored the low bateery in the remote for 30 days.

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Mr XLR said:
Please remember when you pick your car up from the parking valet, and you give him a few dollar tip, make sure you retrieve your remote from the valet before you drive away. Once you turn the ignition off you will not be able to restart it.


If you should drive off without your FOB.....when you try to turn off the vehicle you will get a "No FOB Detected" on the DIC and "Do You Want to Shut Down?" requiring you to turn off a second time......giving yuo an opportunity to go back and get your FOB!! :leaving
 

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1_XLR said:
Mr XLR said:
Please remember when you pick your car up from the parking valet, and you give him a few dollar tip, make sure you retrieve your remote from the valet before you drive away. Once you turn the ignition off you will not be able to restart it.


If you should drive off without your FOB.....when you try to turn off the vehicle you will get a "No FOB Detected" on the DIC and "Do You Want to Shut Down?" requiring you to turn off a second time......giving yuo an opportunity to go back and get your FOB!! :leaving
HHmmm.........Now that sounds like a lesson learned the hard way.......lol Tell us it ain't so. :seeya
 

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mswaim said:
HHmmm.........Now that sounds like a lesson learned the hard way.......lol Tell us it ain't so. :seeya

;) No, it ain't so! :lol

One of the the initial problems I had was frequent "no FOB detection"
but I have noticed valets that tend to walk off with it, I'm very careful!
 

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Mine might be headed for the shop later today, I can't get the drivers seat/steering wheel to retract when I shut off the car and open the door.
 

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Mine might be headed for the shop later today, I can't get the drivers seat/steering wheel to retract when I shut off the car and open the door.
Did you try reseting the memory?
with the car off, move to the desired exit positions then hold the center button till you hear the beeps, just like setting the drivers positions.

This happens to me occasionally and I think what is happening is that while I am driving I somehow push against the center button long enough for it to beep.
causing the exit memory to be the same as the driver position

hope it's that easy!
 

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Exit Settings

Besides setting the seats & Strg. Wheel and holding the button, you need to make sure that the feature is actually tuned on. It is done by the options button on the dash. That feature may be turned off, if so just toggle it on.

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Thanks Allen, the feature was turned on, however it appears I might have bumped the swithces or otherwise fouled up the settings. When all else failed, I read the book!!

I'm leaving in the morning for a much needed week long cruise to Mexico........and a tour of the Pacifico Brewery. Hopefully I don't put them out of business with them free samples. :thumbs :thumbs
 
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