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Old Yesterday, 11:14 AM   #1
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Remote not working (but syncs)

left the car unused for 7/10 days and wheni went to open my remote did nothing

not prone to a GM5 issue as everything works fine (except the remote functions),

i first suppose a problem with remote battery but is 100% charged,
i tried to re sync and the procedure worked at first try
i checked remote radio transmission and is fully working (with a good strenght for an ebay remote), on all the 3 buttons
i've found 0 errors with all the SW i've used (inpa,DIS,P.a.Soft), BUT in PaSoft FBZV is " not found", (honestly I don't remember if this had ever been shown as present or if this is precisely the problem)
i'ts a Vert so the FZV is into the rear view mirror (so not the common touring problem).

did hours of "search" on any forum but i couldn't find anything.
key/remote is fully functional so the problem is somewhere else

has any one already experienced this kind of problem??

thanks in advance

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Old Yesterday, 04:47 PM   #2
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I had an incident the other day where after a short drive, the remote wouldn't unlock. I could hear a relay or maybe the locks themselves and the lights flashed. The trunk did open. In fact, I saw the lock move a bit, but not enough to open. After a 45 minute drive, no problems and hasn't shown up since. I suspected a weak battery in the car as it is old, but cranks and starts with no trouble and was parked for only one day. We'll have a cold night tonight so I'll see if anything happens tomorrow.
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