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#1 Old 03-02-2009, 06:23 PM
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Charging the key fob

I read in the past people talking about this. i spoke to the dealer and he stated that you only put the key in the slot under the ac config when the battery on the fob dies. If and when it dies you take the key out of its slot(the top of the fob), open the door, put key back in slot and insert fob in "battery charger". From there you push the start button and the key fob is charging. He said you never have to replace the battery.
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How would you open the door if the keyfob is out of battery power? Is there a separate key hole on the door?

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There is an actual keyhole in the door handle.


Sorry for such the large image. First one I could find.
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Honestly i didnt look at the door, but the pic is clear. but there is a key in the fob like the mercedes key fob. I just looked through this site and couldn't find that brochure that has the pic of the fob. ill go and snap one tomorrow.

When you look at it knowing there's a key there you immediately know its a key. I pulled it out and it was half of a full size key. Meaning, half was just to make it look like the design of the fob and half, hidden, a full size key.

The black dot is the button you press, with the fob in the pocket, to "open" the door, while simultaneously pulling the lever.
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Eventually you'll have to replace the battery... All batteries have a finite life.

Maybe 40 years from now... BUT.. it'll still be replaced!

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Yeah, I was at the dealership on Saturday and I drove one. The key fob had an actual metal key inside it that popped out. I didn't see any metal terminals on it for charging though. I did, however, stick it in the little slot that you are saying charges it.
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I read in the past people talking about this. i spoke to the dealer and he stated that you only put the key in the slot under the ac config when the battery on the fob dies. If and when it dies you take the key out of its slot(the top of the fob), open the door, put key back in slot and insert fob in "battery charger". From there you push the start button and the key fob is charging. He said you never have to replace the battery.
Very nice to know, that's not something I was expecting, I just thought that keyhole was there for when the transmitter's battery died it could still read the key and start the engine but if it contains a rechargeable battery horray!

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Probably still charges even if there isnt metal slots, (offtopic) I have a toothbrush that is all plastic and the charging base is plastic and it charges somehow
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How would you open the door if the keyfob is out of battery power? Is there a separate key hole on the door?
The key fob actually has the key in side of it. So incase if the battery kills its self, you tug on the silver part of the fob and out comes the key. Insert it into the door key hole and walah! Open! Then u just insert the fob into its holder located in teh bottom center colsole and then hold the break and push n hold engine start. Vroom

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yea for sonicare!!!!

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What I see as a problem with these new fangled keys is if your car battery dies. The car won't know you are have the key near it with the key, will it? So you could say pu thte key in the ignition and bump start it (MT of course).

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So you could say pu thte key in the ignition and bump start it (MT of course).
You do realize that the majority of the ppl on here wil buy auto's right? LOL jk

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One thing to think about, is that I don't think these cars will be able to be bump started if the battery is dead. A lot of newer cars don't let that happen. I know if the battery in my car ever dies for some reason, I'll just use a pair of jumper cables and jump it.

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yea for sonicare!!!!
I was thinking this after I posted that. It's a possibility but a stretch.
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That slot does not charge the remote. The remote has a normal battery, just like any other remote. When the battery in the remote dies, that slot allows the car to verify that the remote is present and allow the car to start.

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That slot does not charge the remote. The remote has a normal battery, just like any other remote. If the remote dies, that slot allows the car to verify that the remote is present and allow the car to start.
And how exactly does the car verify this?
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And how exactly does the car verify this?
If I were a Hyundai engineer, I could tell you. But then, maybe, I would have to kill you. I don't know. It may be a physical contact switch or the antenna may be in that area so it is more sensitive to the weak signal the remote is putting out. But I do know that it does not charge the remote battery. The battery is a regular 2032 alkaline non-rechargeable battery. This rumor had to be quashed with the Genesis sedan, as well.
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I suspect the key has an active transmitter and a passive transmitter.
The active is obviously active, probably with a range of anywhere from 5-25 feet and will probably irradiate your testicles if you keep the key in your front pocket.
The passive transmitter is probably like a prox card electronic key, with a range of 1-12 inches, more than likely 1-5".

That's what I would guess, without having torn a key apart or read about anyone who has.
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I just proved me and 2 dealers wrong. It is a regular battery the chip in the key fob is read by the car to start the car just like those keys for most newer cars. A light becomes illuminated when inserted but means nothing. A person who "specializes" in the coupe said he did here of that in the future.
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Someone who is familiar with batteries (or isn't lazy and is willing to google it) how much do the replacement batteries cost and are they available at like walmart/etc...
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