Have to keep resetting key fob - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
FocusFest FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 08:41 AM   #1
Focus Fanatic
 
TerryB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34559
Location: Riverside, RI
What I Drive: Red '01 ZX3

Posts: 2,917
Points 5,290, Level 46
Points: 5,290, Level: 46 Points: 5,290, Level: 46 Points: 5,290, Level: 46
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 68 TerryB Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Have to keep resetting key fob

This just started about a month ago. I have two key fobs with brand new batteries. I know the sequence for syncing them. But that will only last about 3-4 days, then nothing. Anyone else ? Like I stated, the batteries are brand new and I've tried switching back and forth and the same thing happens. These are Ford fobs, not aftermarket. My son has the same fob for his Mustang Cobra and has no problems. Is it the fob or PATS ? It's just a PITA in the morning when I want the car unlocked and the interior lights to go on. And popping the hatch when my hands are full.


TerryB is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-18-2012, 08:50 AM   #2
Jetsetter
 
SkyPilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Fan#: 22350
Location: Rochester, NY
What I Drive: 2004 SE, 2012 Yellow Blaze SE HB

Posts: 6,221
Points 14,050, Level 76
Points: 14,050, Level: 76 Points: 14,050, Level: 76 Points: 14,050, Level: 76
Level Up 50% Completed
Level up: 50% Level up: 50% Level up: 50%
Forum Activity 11%
Activity: 11% Activity: 11% Activity: 11%
FF Reputation: 45 SkyPilot Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (18)
thats odd, you say your switching back and fourth between the fobs? Are you programing both fobs at the same time? If not then that what you need to do. Because when you just program one fob the car wont recognize the other one. So if your switching between fobs every few days that might be your problem. Other than that simple solution im not sure...
__________________
ZETEC Crew #26 SR #20 YELLOW BLAZE OWNERS GROUP#4
Moderator Pilot, 2 foci Owner! 04 SE Sedan [P RNDL], 12 SE HB ╠╬╝
Ford Focus Discussions, Ford Focus Marketplace, Ford Focus Tech Discussions, Movies & Music Fanatics, Regional Forums
SkyPilot is offline  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #3
Focus Fanatic
 
TerryB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Fan#: 34559
Location: Riverside, RI
What I Drive: Red '01 ZX3

Posts: 2,917
Points 5,290, Level 46
Points: 5,290, Level: 46 Points: 5,290, Level: 46 Points: 5,290, Level: 46
Level Up 70% Completed
Level up: 70% Level up: 70% Level up: 70%
Forum Activity 2%
Activity: 2% Activity: 2% Activity: 2%
FF Reputation: 68 TerryB Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (2)
Actually, I'm just switching the batteries. I keep the one fob in the house as a backup. That's why I'm thinking the PATS. Because neither one will work unless I reprogram. There is no power interuption from the car either. I read on a UK site to unplug the green and blue connections on the PATS box for an hour or so, but that didn't work either. Some claimed it worked for them.

And yes, I've done both at the same time.
TerryB is online now  
    Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum, Ford Focus RS Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:31 AM.


Copyright 2002-2015 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Mazda CX-3, Audi S3, Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura TLX. You can find all Ford Focus, Focus ST and Focus RS related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area. If you own other makes have a look at Challenger Hellcat Forum, Charger Hellcat Forum, Cadillac ATS-V Forum, Cadillac ATS Forum, Cadillac CTS-V Forum, Lexus RC-F Forum, Lexus GS-F Forum, Mercedes GLA Forum, Mercedes GLE Forum and Volvo XC90 Forum.





Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1