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    Key battery
    on: January 14, 2024, 10:30:13 am
    January 14, 2024, 10:30:13 am
    Hi key battery keeps dying only lasts about 3-4 weeks before message on dash about low battery!! Has anyone had this issue??  Thanks Gordon 👍

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    Re: Key battery
    Reply #1 on: January 14, 2024, 11:30:08 am
    January 14, 2024, 11:30:08 am
    Mine's been in over a year and still fine. Are the batteries from a reliable source? Perhaps try from somewhere else?
    Also I've read that manufacturers now package with film and/or coat them with something to deter kids from swallowing them. So check and clean with brake cleaner or similar (& correct type CR2032).

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    Re: Key battery
    Reply #2 on: January 14, 2024, 01:46:40 pm
    January 14, 2024, 01:46:40 pm
    I have a keyless 2016 R1200RS. I was blaming batteries but it is the contacts that are the problem. I think the springiness wanes over time in those that make contact with the side of the battery. Often just shaking the fob or tapping the pocket of my jacket re-establishes comms. I have also just gripped the fob and pressed my thumb on the battery cover.

    You can diagnose the fault by removing the cover and see how much movement there is in the battery and monitoring the connection with the bike as the battery is moved.

    I have cut a sliver of bendable plastic from a pop bottle and wedged it between the battery and the casing, opposite the contacts, so that the battery is pushed towards the contacts. I would not try to bend the contacts as they are not very robust, which is the root cause.
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    Re: Key battery
    Reply #3 on: January 15, 2024, 07:39:21 am
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    As above, try a different make/pack, I brought some cheap ones and they did not last long - particularly in the cold!  Moved back to Duracell and all good for 6 months again...  Peter
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    Re: Key battery
    Reply #4 on: January 15, 2024, 11:43:22 am
    January 15, 2024, 11:43:22 am
    Thanks new batteries are Panasonic and good quality will try a different make. Key looks ok possibly a faulty key fob. I work four VW and we have had issues with remote keys 👍

     



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