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    Default Strange Key Issue

    Hoping someone can shed some light.

    My Key Fob (Vec C 56 plate) is acting odd.

    If the car is left unattended for any length of time (overnight or at work) the fob buttons will not unlock or lock the car or deactivate the alarm system.

    However; after starting the car or after driving anywhere, the fob works normally.

    (It's the 2 button flip fob)

    Could this be an age issue? I have had one error code in the past where "key 2 was unsynchronised" but everything continued to work.

    FWIW, Fob battery is new & car battery is new.

    What's the going rate for a new key + programming?

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    I get the same. New battery and it was fine for a week or so then started doing it again. Unsure why.

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    My (wife's) spare key does it as well, as with Lordish's. No idea why, but unlock the car and start it with said key and it'd fine...for a while.

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    Mine also does this, I have been told by a well respected member on here that it is cim related

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    That doesn't sound cheap or easy to fix. The CIM is the control unit that the indicators and ignition all lead into on the steering column? No doubt, needs VX to code etc.
    What DIY investigations can be done? Plug & connectors etc?
    I assume caution has to be used due to the airbag location.

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    it aint cheap @plasma is your man

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulvectrac View Post
    it aint cheap @plasma is your man
    I was going to say about plasma but the op is about 350 miles from him

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